Pear, Apple and Raspberry Crumble

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There isn’t a more classic dessert than a crumble! This particular recipe came about based on the fruit that was left at the end of the week. I thought the granny smith apples and raspberries would balance the sweetness of the pears.

This quick and easy recipe is simple to prepare and a variety of fruit combinations work. Some of my favourites or classic ideas include:

  • Apple and cinnamon
  • Banana, peanut and chocolate
  • Rhubarb and hazelnut
  • Plum and apple
  • Apple and blackberry
  • Apple and rhubarb
  • Pear, apple and cherry

Let’s get to the recipe I used here!

Serves: 4 small crumbles/1 large

Cooking time: 40-45mins


Ingredients

Crumble Topping

  • 75g plain flour, sieved
  • 75g oats
  • pinch of salt
  • 75g brown sugar
  • 120g unsalted butter at room temperature- this is important so that it is easy to work with

Filling

  • 6 pears peeled, cored and chopped
  • 3 Granny Smith apples peeled, cored and chopped
  • 40g of frozen raspberries- I use frozen raspberries so they do not dry out easily while cooking.
  • 30g brown sugar

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Place the apples, pears and raspberries and brown sugar in a large bowl and mix to combine. Transfer to a 1.5-litre-capacity ovenproof dish.
  2. To make the crumble, combine the flour, sugar, oats, salt and butter in a bowl. Use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles breadcrumbs.

  3. Spoon the crumble mixture over the fruit filling. Bake for 40–45 minutes, or until the crumble is golden and the filling is soft.

I served mine warm with ice-cream and it was devoured! Hopefully this recipe works for you or you might like to try out one of the other fruit combinations suggested.

Let me know how it goes!


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