Pear crumble tart

    1 hour 15 min

    The perfect way to make use of pears when in-season. A sweetcrust pastry case is filled with sliced pears, sugar, soured cream and other flavourings, then topped with a buttery crumble before being baked to perfection. Serve as an indulgent dessert with ice cream or whipped cream.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 65g caster sugar
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 650g peeled pears, sliced
    • 250ml soured cream
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
    • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
    • 1 (23cm) unbaked sweet pastry case
    • Crumble topping
    • 4 tablespoons plain flour
    • 2 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
    • 30g butter, melted

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:55min  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
    2. In a large bowl, stir together the caster sugar and 2 tablespoons flour. Add pears and toss to coat. Stir in the soured cream and vanilla, lemon and almond extracts until the pears are evenly coated. Pour into the unbaked pastry case.
    3. In a small bowl, mix together 4 tablespoons flour and dark brown soft sugar. Mix in the butter with your fingers until the mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle evenly over the top of the pie.
    4. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, then reduce the temperature to 180 C / Gas 4. Bake for an additional 45 minutes or until pears are tender.

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    I enjoyed this pie. it is simple to make and seemed to be a hit. for the crumb mixture i found that i needed 1/2 cup instead of 1/4c. it was pasty not crumbly with 1/4c.  -  09 Jul 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Delicious light pie. I might advise, though, to precook a little bit pastry, for I've had big troubles taking the pie out of the pan. I omitted lemon extract, but may add lemon zest next time. The filling is absolutely excellent "plain" as well.  -  30 Nov 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great tasting pie! Wonderful use of extra pears on hand! Doubled topping and used softened butter instead of melted butter, cutting in with pastry cutter. Terrific pie! Will serve to guests!  -  01 Nov 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)