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Method

Method for crumble

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/ 375°F/ Gas 5.
  2. Place the flour and 50g/ 2oz of the butter into a bowl rub together to form breadcrumbs.
  3. Add the sugar and mix well.
  4. Place onto a baking tray and place in the oven for 12 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, heat a saucepan until medium hot, ad the remaining butter and the pears and sauté for 1 minute.
  6. Add the perry cider and bring to a simmer - cover and cook for 3-4 minutes until just softened
  7. Spoon into individual or one large baking dish and top with the crumble.
  8. Return to the oven for a couple of minutes.

Method for cinnamon custard

  1. Place the cream and milk into a saucepan along with the cinnamon and bring to a simmer, very gently for 5 minutes to infuse the flavour.
  2. Place the egg yolks and sugar into a bowl and whisk together.
  3. Pour the hot milk onto the eggs and stir well, then return to the pan and cook until just thickened.
  4. Strain to remove the cinnamon.

To serve

Serve the crumble with a ladle of cinnamon custard.