Sunday, 1 August 2010

Day 21/ 30 things

A recipe:

Toffee apple and pear crumble

Preparation time: less than 30 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins to 1 hour
Serves 4-6


  • 4 large Cox's Orange Pippin apples, peeled, core removed, cut into pieces

  • 4 pears, peeled, core removed, quartered

  • 225g/8oz unsalted butter, chilled, cut into pieces

  • 125g/4½oz dark brown soft sugar

  • 1 orange, zest and juice

  • handful dried dates, halved

  • handful dried figs, halved

  • 100g/3½oz spelt flour

  • 100g/3½oz oats, preferably organic

  • 100g/3½oz demerara sugar
To serve

  • custard, cream or vanilla ice-cream

Preparation method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
  2. Place the apples, pears, half the butter, dark brown soft sugar, orange zest and juice into a large saucepan, and heat gently for 5 minutes, then add the dates and figs and cook for a further 10 minutes, or until the fruit is tender, but not too soft.
  3. In a large bowl, rub the remaining butter into the flour using your fingertips, then stir in the oats and demerara sugar to make the topping mixture.
  4. Tip the softened apples and pears into an ovenproof dish and scatter over the crumble topping mixture.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden-brown. Divide into each of four to six serving bowls and serve with custard, cream or ice-cream.



Josie-Mary said...

You & Lyn are tempting us today! :) x

Esther said...

I love the look of her peanut butter fudge. I don't think my hips would like it very much!