Thursday, September 27, 2012

Scottish recipes - Apple & Pear Crumble

Crumble is something that I have grown up with

My mum would make us all Rhubarb Crumble, and I loved it, it was my favorite

Apple & Pear Crumble

For this recipe, I used apples and pears but you can use any great fruits such as rhubarb, peaches, strawberries, blackberries, plums or gooseberries or a combination of them. Make sure that you only stew the firmer fruits like apple and rhubarb, everything else can just go straight in the oven as is

So, crumble is a popular British dish that uses very simple ingredients, it gives a nice change from pie and pie crusts


Makes one dish of crumble

You will need

For the filling
1lb/500g apples (peeled, cored and chopped)
1lb/500g firm pears (peeled, cored and chopped)
3 tbsp Sugar

For the topping
6oz/175g Plain Flour
3oz/75g Butter 
1.5oz/40g Sugar

  • Preheat oven to 200C/400F

  • In a heavy large saucepan, add the chopped apples and 125ml/4floz water, bring to boil, cover and simmer gently for 5 minutes
Apples and water

  • Drain the water from the apples and add the chopped pears and the sugar. Mix well
Fruit and sugar

  • Spoon fruit into a flan dish or other ceramic or glass baking dish
Pour into dish
fruit in dish

  • For the crumble topping, sift the flour into a large bowl
Sift the flour

  • Break and add the butter, rub together to form small breadcrumbs
add butter
Flour and butter

  • Add in the sugar and mix well
added sugar

  • Spoon the crumble over the apples and pears evenly
Crumble topping

  • Bake in oven for 35 minutes until the fruit bubbles and the topping is slightly golden
Golden crumble
Apple and Pear Crumble

  • Serve hot with warm custard or pouring cream, or equally, enjoy cold
Scottish Crumble

You can also add some cinnamon and/or brown sugar to the topping to add that extra Autumn/Fall taste

Hope you enjoy some crumble this Autumn


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  1. That looks SO good!

    I am hosting a Weekend Warmth party over at my blog and would love to have you share something!


  2. I love the combination of apple and pear. Both are so plentiful right now. Thanks for sharing this recipe on foodie friday.

    1. Your welcome Diane, it is very much a typical Autumn recipe in Scotland

  3. Love it! Thanks for stopping by the Sweet Saturday Blog Hop and sharing your sweet recipe... apples and pears are just now making their splash in the farmer's market!

    1. Your welcome, This is why I love using foods that are in season

  4. this looks DELISH! so glad I checked you out!! The rr make-over looks amazing too btw. We will be redoing our soon, so I may hit you up for some suggestions :)

    1. Yay, we love makeovers around here, so excited for you :)

  5. Angela,
    This looks delicious! I love a crumble topping. I can’t wait to try the recipe. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

  6. That looks mouth-wateringly delicious! Thanks for linking up at Sweet Saturday!

  7. Looks yummy, I have a crumble recipe if you want to try, it's 1 stick of butter, 5oz flour, 3oz brown sugar, it comes out a lovely golden brown

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