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Pear Crumble

Pear Crumble
Christopher Mohs

It’s that time of the year, when it’s cooling down and warm crumbles are the rage out of the oven after a nice dinner. I particularly love doing crumbles when entertaining since I can quickly prepare them hours in advance of guests arriving. They also conveniently bake away in the oven while the main meal is being consumed.

We are all familiar with the standard Apple Crumble, but you can use almost any kind of fruit to add variety to your crumble baking adventures. Some of my favorite fruits to toss together and serve up crumble style are peaches, strawberries, apples, plums, apricots and of course pears.

This recipe really is your basic crumble recipes taking diced fruit, a little bit of sugar, a splash of liquid, a toss of some spices and then topped with that classic oat crumble topping that is so crisp and delicious over our favorite fruits. I hope you enjoy this little spin on a classic. Please share with us your favorite fruit combinations in the comments below, on our Facebook page, or by tagging us on Instagram.

Pear Crumble

Ingredients:

For the topping:
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup toffee chips
1/4 cup walnuts chopped
1/2 lb. Cold butter cubed

For the filling:
3 lbs cored and cubed pears
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 cup almond milk (varies depending of moisture content of pears, should be just enough to moisten all the ingredients)

Directions:

Mix all topping ingredients in a stand mixer till mixture starts to come together (about the size of small peas). Mix together filling ingredients and spread out in a ceramic baking dish.  Spread crumble topping over.  Bake 40 to 45 minutes at 375 degrees.