Apple and Pear Crumble with Custard



The classic British dessert of crumble is one of my all-time favourite sweet treats.

The ultimate comfort food, it’s perfect for these cold winter months and I love the fact that it’s super simple to make at home too.

I rustle up a big batch for the entire family – ensuring there’s always enough for seconds. Well, it would be rude not to, right?

The secret to an amazing crumble is choosing great quality ingredients.

Fruit that is packed full of flavour with natural sweetness that works wonderfully against the buttery crumble.

All of the ingredients for this crumble are from Iceland, using fruit from their ‘chilled and fresh’ aisles.

Hands-down one of the tastiest crumbles I’ve ever baked!

Apple and Pear Crumble with Custard

apple and pear crumble with custard

Recipe for Apple and Pear Crumble with Custard

Recipe for Apple and Pear Crumble with Custard by Honest Mum

Ingredients (serves 8)

For the crumble

  • 160g Butter (Golden Cow Butter)
  • 260g Allinson Mix ‘n’ Bake Plain Flour
  • 50g Whitworths Demerara Sugar

For the filling

  • 6 Farmer’s Market Braeburn Apples, sliced
  • 4 Farmers Market Conference Pears, sliced
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 170g honey (Summer Farm Pure Natural Blossom Honey)
  • 400g Ambrosia Devon Custard, cooked according to packet instructions



  1. Pre-heat oven to 200 degree C
  2. Grease a large oven proof dish with a small knob of butter
  3. Add apples, pears and honey to the baking dish and cover with the honey and water, making sure the fruit is well covered. Bake for 10 minutes
  4. In a separate large bowl, rub together the butter and flour using your fingers to create breadcrumbs.
  5. Stir in the sugar and spoon onto the fruit mixture ensuring it is completely covered
  6. Bake for 30 minutes
  7. Serve warm with with custard

A hug in a bowl. Yummy!

Crumble Recipe by Honest Mum

Fruit crumble

Apple and Pear Crumble using Iceland ingredients

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18 Responses

  1. Mama and More aka Zaz

    I’m a total sucker for traditional English desserts if I ever have desserts at all – a real rare treat, so why not go for it! This looks delicious, and I love that you call it a hug in a bowl, that’s exactly what it is!

    • Honest Mum

      Yay, thanks darling, it really is one big hug. Crumble has such a special place in my heart, I baked it all through my GCSE’s-really got me through revision xx

  2. Sadiyya maryam

    Thus looks delicious. Apple crumble is my favourite desert, have never tried it with adding pears as well. So looking forward to trying. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Ebabee

    I’m not big on traditional British desserts but this is the one exception. I will not usually pass up an apple crumble! Yours looks delicious and easy to make and love that you’ve used apple and pear – even more difficult to pass up!

  4. Notmyyearoff

    Pleas could I come to your house to eat this? I am a crumble and custard fiend. I’ve actually been making my way through all the shop ones!


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