Pear tart with crumble topping

    1 hour 30 min

    This is our family's recipe for fresh pear pie topped with a brown sugar crumble. Serve it cool or warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Using freshly-grated nutmeg will make a difference.

    4 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 6 large pears, peeled and sliced
    • 1 lemon, juiced
    • 135g caster sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
    • 115g butter
    • 70g soft brown sugar
    • 125g plain flour
    • 1 (23cm) unbaked pastry case

    Prep:45min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 230 C / Gas 8.
    2. Sprinkle pears with lemon juice in a bowl. Mix caster sugar and nutmeg in a separate small bowl; sprinkle over pears and mix thoroughly.
    3. Rub butter, brown sugar and flour together in a bowl until mixture resembles crumbs. Spoon pear mixture into pastry case; sprinkle crumble mixture on top.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 180 C / Gas 4; bake until filling is bubbling and crumble topping is lightly browned, about 35 more minutes.

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    Reviews in English (7)


    Far too much butter in the crumble mix making it impossible to make breadcrumb texture without adding more flour (and sugar) which I had to do. It is a very sweet pudding so I would make with less sugar next time in the pear filling.  -  14 Sep 2017


    This pear pie is extremely good - simple to make and so pretty !  -  02 May 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was the absolute best recipe!! I followed the recipe exactly, did not change a thing, and it came out wonderful! The crumb crust was delicious. This is a pie that I will make again! A definite keeper!  -  09 Oct 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)