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An indivdiual apple and pear gratin in a glass dish with ice cream on the side and apples in the background.

Apple and pear gratin

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This delicious apple and pear gratin is perfect as a warming dessert served with ice cream.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:4
  • Skill level:easy

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  • 4 4 Apple(s) Pink lady or similar
  • 4 4 Pear(s) Conference or similar
  • 2tsp 2tsp Butter (salted)
  • 16tsp 16tsp Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 1 1 Cinnamon stick(s)
  • 250ml 8½ fl oz Milk
  • 4 4 Egg(s) (free range)

For the topping

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 200°C (fan 180°C, gas mark 6).


  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Wash and peel apples and pears, before cutting them into quarters. It’s a good idea to do this just before you’re ready to cook so the fruit doesn’t go brown.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 4 4 Apple(s) Pink lady or similar
    • 4 4 Pear(s) Conference or similar
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Melt the butter in a pan over a gentle heat. Add half the sugar, all the fruit and the cinnamon stick.

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  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Cook over a low heat for 10 minutes until the apples and pears have softened, stirring gently occasionally.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Now remove the cinnamon stick and pour the mixture into a gratin dish, or split it between four individual dishes. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and then stir in the milk and the remaining sugar.

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  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Pour the milk, egg and sugar mix into the gratin dish(es) and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

  7. Classic mode Step 7

    Once cooked through, sprinkle a little muscovado sugar over the top and grill for a few minutes for a crunchy caramel crust.

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  8. Classic mode Step 8

    Serve with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream for a fresh and warming dessert.