A sweet Autumnal treat.



  • 2 ripe pears, peeled and quartered 
  • 4 ripe plums, halved and stone removed 
  • 4 ripe figs, halved 
  • Some blackberries 
  • 200mls cider 
  • 100g golden brown sugar 
  • A sprig of thyme 

Cheesecake cream 

  • 150 mls cream 
  • 150 g light cream cheese 
  • 2 tsp icing sugar 
  • A little Vanilla extract 
  • Set the oven to 185deg 
  • Lay all the fruit on a small roasting tray with the thyme, drizzle over the cider, and scatter over the sugar. 

Crumble topping 

  • 100g plain flour 
  • 100g demerara sugar 
  • 50g porridge oats 
  • 75g butter 


  1. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or so until the fruit is soft . 
  2. Whip the cream and fold in the cream cheese and icing sugar then chill. 

Crumble topping:

  1. Bring the butter up to room temperature, add all the ingredients and knead together with your fingertips until mixed.
  2. Cook in the oven for 12 minutes at 165 deg with the fan off then leave to rest.