Skip to main content
45Total Time
25Prep Time
20Bake Time

Apple and pear gratin

About the bake

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

45Total Time
25Prep Time
20Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

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


  2. 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.

  3. Step 3:

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

  4. Step 4:

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

  5. 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.

  6. Step 6:

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

  7. Step 7:

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

  8. Step 8:

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


    • 4 Apple(s) (pink lady or similar)
    • 4 Pear(s) (conference or similar)
    • 2 tsp Butter (salted)
    • 16 tsp Billington's Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar
    • 1 Cinnamon stick(s)
    • 250ml Milk
    • 4 Egg(s) (free range)
  • For the topping

    • 4 tsp Billington's Unrefined Light Muscovado Sugar

Great recipes and more at

Exclusive gifts and kits to take your baking to the next level Competitions and baker of the month prizes More than 1,000 recipes to try.