Recipes - Sweets

White Stilton, Apple, Pear & Pecan Nut Crumble

White Stilton, Apple, Pear & Pecan Nut Crumble

White Stilton offers a crumbly white texture and a clean flavour that complements fruit. The topping for this crumble has a delicious chewy quality brought about by the addition of white Stilton and pecan nuts.

  • 1lb/450g cooking apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1lb/450g ripe pears, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 175g/6oz plain flour
  • 75g/3oz white Stilton cheese
  • 50g/2oz medium oats
  • 50g/2oz butter
  • 50g/2oz pecan nuts
  • 50g/2oz caster sugar (plus extra to sweeten fruit)


1 Preheat to 180 degrees C / 350 degrees F / Gas Mark 4. Place the fruit in an ovenproof crumble dish, scatter sugar over the fruit to sweeten and set aside.

2 Place remaining ingredients in a food processor fitted with blade attachment, and whiz briefly until mixture resembles fresh breadcrumbs.

3 Pile the crumble over the fruit, pressing down gently (the level of the crumble will drop as the fruit cooks beneath), and bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes.

4 Serve with vanilla dairy ice cream.

Serves 4

Recipe by Steven Wheeler for the Stilton Cheese Makers' Association