Apple and Pear Crumble

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 8-10




  • Prepare fruit (peel, pit, whatever it takes). If large, cut into 1/4 thick slices.
  • Toss in a bowl with lemon juice, sugar and raisins and a bit of nutmeg and cinnamon (I usually add allspice because I love it).
  • Combine the flour, sugar, salt and spices.
  • Cut in the butter and mix till mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. There should be no big chunks of butter left. (I usually do this with my hands - don't have a food processor).
  • Sprinkle in the ice water, mix till the crumble mixture holds together and forms little clumps.
  • Add the rolled oats and mix. If the mixture seems sticky, add more oats.
  • Spread fruit evenly in a large glass or ceramic baking dish.
  • Scatter topping evenly over the fruit, leaving some of it in larger chunks and some in fine crumbles.
  • Bake the Crumble at 375 for about 40-45 minutes or until the top is crisp and brown and the juice is bubbling up around the edges.
  • Serve it hot or warm, with ice cream, whipped cream, or all by itself.