Pear and apple are a classic combination and perfect for autumn.


Serves 4

  • 2 apples, peeled and cored
  • 2 pears, peeled and cored
  • 100g butter, diced (25g + 75g)
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 75g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 75g porridge oats
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp mixed seeds
  • 200ml whipped cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C/350˚F.
  2. In a saucepan, melt 25g of butter with 25g brown sugar until bubbly and starting to caramelise. Add the chopped apple and pear pieces and stir once to coat in the caramel.
  3. Cook for a further 2 minutes to colour and slightly soften the fruits. Remove from the heat and transfer into an oven dish.
  4. Then, in a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, porridge oats, caster sugar and mixed seeds. Rub in the rest of the butter (75g) until soft and crumbly. Scatter the mixture over the fruits.
  5. Bake in the oven 30-35 minutes until golden brown and cooked through. Remove from the oven and serve warm with a dollop of whipped cream.