Apple and pear crumble with ginger and chocolate - 30/05/2016
Who can resist a crumble at any time of the year... and this one really hits the spot!

Apple and pear crumble with ginger and chocolate

This is a classic warm dessert bursting with sweet fruit and finished with a crunchy topping. Serve with ice cream, custard or double cream

  • Ready in 40 minutes 
  • Cooking time 30 minutes 
  • Prep time 10 minutes 
  • Serves 6 


  • 4 apples and 4 pears, peeled, cored and roughly chopped 
  • 1.5cm piece fresh root ginger, finely grated 
  • 100g dark chocolate, roughly chopped 
  • 50g Scottish porridge oats 
  • 50g golden caster sugar 
  • 100g unsalted butter, diced 
  • 75g plain flour 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C/fan 160°C/Gas Mark 4 
  2. Place the apples, pears and ginger in a small pan. Cover and cook on a medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until softened. 
  3. Place the mixture in a large, shallow ovenproof dish and top with 75g of the chocolate. 
  4. For the crumble topping, mix the oats, caster sugar, butter, flour and vanilla extract together, rubbing the butter between your fingertips until the mixture has a crumbly texture – or you can use a food processor. 
  5. Sprinkle the crumble topping over the mixture and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven. 
  6. Melt the remaining chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water.  Once melted, drizzle over the crumble and serve.


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