Monday, March 5, 2012

Pear & Cranberry Crumble

How I missed this yummy dessert! Quick to prepare and simply satisfying.  I used poached pear for this crumble, but you can always use apples, plums, peaches, cherries, mixed berries etc.  Be careful, the fruit fillings are piping hot!

(serves 3)

3 pears, poached* (see here for method
2 to 3 tbsp dried cranberries, soaked briefly in a little rum (or orange juice)

*alternatively, cut the pear into small pieces and cook with a little water and sugar in a pot over low heat till softened.  Thicken with cornstarch.

Crumble topping:
100g plain flour
20g ground almond, toasted (I toast in frying pan till light brown)
1 tbsp fine sugar
1 tsp molasses sugar (or brown sugar)
50g butter

1) Grease baking dish or ramekins with butter.  Set aside

2) Cut pear into small pieces.  Combine with soaked cranberries (discard liquid).  Pour into baking dish/ramekins.  Add dots of butter to the pear mixture.

3) Crumble topping:  Using finger tips, rub the butter into the flour/almond/sugar mixture till it resembles fine breadcrumbs.

4) Spoon the crumble over the pear.  Bake in preheated oven at 175C for about 25 minutes.


  1. it sounds and look very tasty. I love sweets^^

  2. poached pear and cranberry sounds super good! seeing your crumble makes me want to eat some now!


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