Pear and ginger crumble

    55 min

    A delicious alternative to the classic apple crumble. Pears and crystallised ginger are topped with a butter-oat crumble, before being baked to perfection. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 80g porridge oats
    • 75g dark brown soft sugar
    • 60g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon finely chopped crystallised stem ginger
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 50g unsalted butter
    • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons finely chopped crystallised stem ginger
    • 1.3kg peeled pears, sliced
    • 475ml vanilla ice cream

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease a 2 litre or similar sized baking dish.
    2. In a medium bowl, stir together the oats, dark brown soft sugar, 60g flour, 1 teaspoon crystallised ginger and cinnamon. Stir in the butter until the mixture is crumbly with pea sized lumps. Set aside.
    3. In a separate bowl, stir together the caster sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and 2 teaspoons of crystallised ginger. Add the sliced pears and toss to blend. Transfer to the prepared baking dish. Spread with the oat topping.
    4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until pears are soft and topping is golden brown. Cool slightly before serving with vanilla ice cream.

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    Made this last Saturday, the porridge oats in the crumble give it a lovely flapjack flavour, and ginger with pears is a really good combination.  -  11 Feb 2014


    I skipped the ginger, because I'm not a fan of it, and this came out very tasty. I would use less cinnamon next time to have more pear taste.  -  11 Sep 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Delicious! I thought the amount of ginger was just right without increasing it. I added a handful of dried cranberries to the pear mixture and that was a wonderful touch of tang and color.  -  15 Mar 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)