Best pear crumble

    1 hour 30 min

    Luscious ripe pears make for a delectable crumble! You don't need too much sugar as pears are already so sweet. Try this pear crumble with any pear variety that you can find.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 8 pears - peeled, cored and diced
    • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 200g plain flour
    • 75g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
    • 120g butter

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 150 C / Gas 2.
    2. Put the diced pear into a saucepan with 2 tablespoons sugar and cover. Allow to stew gently for half an hour over a low heat, stirring occasionally. Check that the fruit is cooked by inserting a fork, they should be soft. Transfer the pears to a baking dish and set aside.
    3. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, 75g caster sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Cover the stewed pears with the crumble topping, without pressing down.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until the crumble is golden brown and crunchy. Remove from the oven and serve warm.

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    This is a really nice and easy recipe that we made using the left over pears from the garden. So easy that the older children made it themselves and the 2 and 3 year olds made it with minimal support. We also tried adding some cranberries to add some colour. The whole thing was very sweet but delicious!!  -  23 Oct 2015


    Very delicious  -  24 Jul 2015


    This recipe is delicious! However it is very fiery - great for adults but I would reduce the amount of cinnamon & nutmeg if you’re baking for little ones.  -  17 May 2018