Comice pear and flapjack crumble

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes, plus cooling
  • Cooking time: 55 minutes
  • Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes, plus cooling

Serves: 6


800g comice pears (about 5-6), cored and chopped
2 balls stem ginger, chopped, plus 2 tbsp syrup from the jar
150g light brown soft sugar, plus 1 tbsp extra
180g salted butter, plus a few extra knobs
4 tbsp golden syrup
175g porridge oats
75g ground almonds


1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C, gas mark 4. Put the pears in a pan with the stem ginger and its syrup, 1 tbsp sugar and 30g butter. Cook for 5-7 minutes. Lightly mash ½ the fruit in the pan and stir, then put in a 1.5 litre baking dish and set aside.

2. Melt the remaining 150g butter in a pan with the golden syrup. Add the oats, almonds and 150g sugar, stirring until combined. Spoon over the fruit. Scatter a few knobs of butter over the top and bake for 40-45 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before serving, with cream, if liked.