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5 from 1 vote

Pear Crumble

This easy Pear Crumble makes the perfect autumn dessert. Picture warm ginger-spiced pear filling topped with a golden crunchy, crumbly topping... Replace the pears with apples to make an apple crumble.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Apple Crumble, Crumble Recipe, Pear crumble
Servings: 8
Calories: 504kcal
Author: Lucy Parissi | Supergolden Bakes


For the topping

  • 250 g | 9oz plain flour (all purpose)
  • 150 g | 5.3oz cold unsalted butter
  • 150 g | 5.3oz golden caster sugar
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • pinch salt

For the filling

  • 10 pears , ripe but firm, peeled and diced into small cubes
  • 2 tbsp cold unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp soft light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp stem ginger syrup
  • 2 globes stem ginger , finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp ground ginger


  • 2 tbsp flaked almonds to scatter over the crumble
  • 2 tbsp Demerara sugar to scatter over the crumble

To serve

  • pouring cream or vanilla ice cream to serve


  • Preheat the oven to 180C (350F).
  • Put the flour, sugar, ground ginger and salt in a bowl. Add the butter and use your fingers to rub it into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Place the chopped pears and stem ginger in an ovenproof dish.
  • Sprinkle with the sugar, flour and ground ginger and then drizzle with the stem ginger syrup. Dot the filling with the butter.
  • Spoon the crumble topping over the dish and tap it gently on the countertop so that is settles.
  • Scatter the flaked almonds and Demerara sugar over the crumble and bake for 35-40 minutes until golden brown on top. If the almonds are browning too much you might want to tent the crumble with some foil.
  • Let the crumble cool for 5 minutes then serve warm with cream or vanilla ice cream.


Replace the pears with apples to make an apple crumble. If you are not fond of stem ginger then leave it out and replace the ground ginger with ground cinnamon.
Nutritional information is always approximate, and will depend on quality of ingredients and serving sizes.


Calories: 504kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 163mg | Potassium: 314mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 613IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg