Pear & blackberry crumble







Cook Time

45-50 Min


  • 450g/1lb pears, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 225g/8oz caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 450g/1lb blackberries
  • 100g/4oz butter, chopped
  • 225g/8oz plain flour
  • 75g/3oz ground almonds
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas mark 6. Grease a 1.8-litre/3 1⁄4pt shallow ovenproof dish.
  • Put the pear pieces in a bowl, add the lemon juice and toss well.
  • Add 100g/4oz of the sugar and the mixed spice to the pears, then add the blackberries and toss thoroughly to coat with sugar and spice. Tip the mixture into the greased ovenproof dish.
  • Put the butter, flour, almonds and remaining sugar into a blender or food processor, and pulse until the mixture begins to look like breadcrumbs. Scatter the topping evenly over the fruit. Bake for 35–45 minutes until the crumble is golden. Serve hot with cream or custa
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