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.
Keyword: Apple Crumble, Crumble Recipe, Pear crumble
10pears, ripe but firm, peeled and diced into small cubes
2tbspcold unsalted butter
2tbspsoft light brown sugar
2tbspstem ginger syrup
2globes stem ginger, finely chopped
2tbspflaked almonds to scatter over the crumble
2tbspDemerara sugar to scatter over the crumble
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.