Apple and Pear Crisp

  • Preparation Time30 mins
  • Cooking Time55 mins
  • Serves8
  • DifficultyEasy

For the filling

900g ripe pears (4 pears)
900g firm apples (6 apples)
3g grated orange zest
3g grated lemon zest
2 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
100g caster sugar
35g plain flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
210g plain flour
150g caster sugar
165g light brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 tsp salt
140g old-fashioned oatmeal
225g cold unsalted butter, diced
1) Peel, core, and cut the pears and apples into large chunks. Place the fruit in a large bowl and add the zests, juices, sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour into a 23cm x 30cm x 5cm oval baking dish.

2) For the topping: Combine the flour, sugars, salt, oatmeal, and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on low speed for 1 min, until the mixture is in large crumbles. Sprinkle evenly over the fruit, covering the fruit completely.

3) Place the baking dish on a sheet pan and bake for 50 mins to 1 hour, until the top is brown and the fruit is bubbly. Serve warm.

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