Apple, pear and brown sugar crumble
Waitrose and Partners

Apple, pear and brown sugar crumble

Think you can't beat a traditional apple crumble? Think again – the secret is all in the fruit. Here eating apples stay chunky, British bramleys cook down to a fruity sauce and pears add an aromatic sweetness.

    Vegetarian
  • Serves8
  • CourseDessert
  • Prepare25 mins
  • Cook1 hr 5 mins
  • Total time1 hr 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 bramley apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
  • 3 seasonal eating apples such as early windsor, worcester or estivale (or use jazz or braeburn later in the year), peeled, cored and cut into chunks
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 50g light brown muscovado sugar
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 4 conference pears (or use taylor’s gold or concorde later in the year), peeled, cored and cut into chunks

Crumble topping:

  • 200g plain wholemeal flour
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • good grating fresh nutmeg
  • 75g rolled oats
  • 200g unsalted butter, chilled and diced
  • 75g light brown muscovado sugar
  • 75g demerara sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 100g hazelnuts, roughly chopped