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Spiced Apple and Pear Crumble Slice

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Servings: 8 squares


  • 2 cups of all purpose flour sifted
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • oz 180g butter melted

for the filling

  • 3 apples peeled, cored and diced
  • 4 pears peeled, cored and diced
  • oz 40g butter, cubed
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves


  • Preheat oven to 340 (170C). Line a loaf tin with parchment paper.
  • Mix flour and sugar together in medium sized bowl. Pour in melted butter and mix till all combined. Place half the mixture evenly into base of loaf tin (5½“ x 9½“)and press down. Place in fridge for 10 minutes then bake for 15- 20 minutes.
  • While base is cooking, prepare filling. Place all filling ingredients into large saucepan and mix well over a high heat. Place lid on saucepan and keep covered for around 5 minutes then remove. Continue cooking for another 5 minutes or until fruit is soft and liquid has disappeared.
  • Once base is cooked spoon filling evenly over base. Then crumble the other half of remaining base mixture as topping. Push lightly so topping sticks to filling. Cook for 25-30 minutes or until golden on top. Allow to cool completely in tin before cutting. Store in an airtight container in a dry cool place for up to 5 days.