spiced apple and pear crisp
PREP TIME 20 mins, COOK TIME 35 mins
2 tbsp butter
3 apples, peeled and thickly sliced
3 pears, peeled and thickly sliced
2 tbsp light brown sugar
pinch of ground cinnamon
pinch of ground ginger
juice of 1 lemon
vanilla ice cream, to serve
For the topping:
1 cup rolled oats
1 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup light brown sugar
8 tbsps (1 stick) butter, melted
1 tsp ground cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 Preheat the oven to 350ºF (180ºC). Melt the butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Add the apples, pears, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and lemon juice. Simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for 6–8 minutes, or until the apples and pears have browned and softened slightly.
2 Meanwhile, mix together the oats, flour, sugar, butter, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl. Spoon the fruit mixture into the bottom of a 8in (20cm) round flameproof casserole. Top with the oat mixture, spreading it evenly.
3 Bake in the oven for 30–35 minutes, or until golden brown and bubbling. Serve hot with vanilla ice cream on the side.