Apple and Pear Crumble with Cheese

Crumbly Wensleydale cheese, hazelnuts and oats make a crunchy topping for buttery apples and pears in this crumble from Lotte Duncan
By Lotte Duncan
Apple and Pear Crumble with Cheese
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  • Serves: 6
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Effort: easy


For the topping

  • 50 g plain flour
  • 25 g rolled oats
  • 85 g dark brown sugar
  • 50 g ground hazelnuts
  • 50 g butter
  • 50 g wensleydale cheese, crumbled

For the filling

  • 50 g butter
  • 700 g apples
  • 2 large pears, peeled, quartered
  • 50 g caster sugar


1. Preheat the oven to 190C/gas 5. To make the topping, put the flour, oats, sugar and hazelnuts into a large bowl.

2. Rub in the butter until the mixture has an even crumbly texture. Stir in the cheese.

3. To make the filling, melt the butter in a large frying pan and add the apples and pears.

4. Stir in the sugar and cook for about 5 minutes, until golden brown and tender.

5. Spoon the fruit into a pie dish.

6. Sprinkle over the crumble topping and bake for 25 minutes until the topping is golden brown. Serve with custard, cream, or ice cream.

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