Apple and pear cobbler

1 hour 20 minutes


Fruit filling

  • 3 Bramley apples
  • 2 pears
  • 4 tbsp of orange juice
  • 80g of caster sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Cobbler topping

  • 100g of butter, cut into chunks
  • 175g of self-raising flour
  • 40g of caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp of Greek yoghurt
  • 1 egg


Preheat the oven to 190°C/gas mark 5
Next, peel the apples. Remove the cores, and cut the flesh into chunks. Remove both ends from the pears, and dice the flesh (I left the skins on mine)
Toss the fruit with the orange juice, caster sugar and cinnamon, and transfer to a baking dish. Bake for about 30 minutes, until the fruit is fairly soft
While the fruit is baking, prepare the cobbler topping. Add the butter, self-raising flour, and caster sugar to a bowl, and rub together with your fingertips. When the mixture resembles breadcrumbs, add the Greek yoghurt and egg, and mix until it just comes together into a soft dough (I found it easiest to use my hands for this)
Remove the fruit from the oven, and add the cobbler mixture in large dollops. Don’t worry about spreading it around
Return to the oven for a further 30 minutes, until the topping is golden brown. Serve with cream or custard