Cinnamon and Clove Spiced Apple and Pear Crumble

Spiced apple and pear crumble on a plate with vanilla ice cream on top

Nothing is easier than a fruit crumble

Crumble is one of the easier desserts to make in a short amount of time. Take some fruit,  toss it with butter and spice, sprinkle some heavily buttered flour mixture on top and bake in the oven until it is brown and bubbly.  Nothing is more beautiful to look at or dive into plus it’s easy to make, cheap on cost and delicious.  Top it with some vanilla ice cream or a nice drizzle of double cream and you’re a happy camper.

 

 

a park lane lined with trees and Autumn leaves

 

Taste the seasons

After three long years of summer in beautiful Malaysia, it was such a treat to rediscover all the charms of an almost forgotten Autumn. Falling leaves, colder temperatures, sweaters, and harvest.  Pumpkins, parsnips, turnips, apples and pears! My kitchen shelves are full of them. Cheap, plentiful, and deliciously in season, I took advantage of their bounty by roasting parsnips with my roasts,  adding turnips to soups, indulging in pumpkin tempura, and of course the occasional daytime snacking and dessert.  There is always room for dessert, especially delectable fruit crumble.

 

 

Pumpkins, apples and pears on a wooden table

 

 

 

 

chopped up apples and pears in bowls
Preheat oven to 180C or 160C if using a fan. Wash, peel and remove the core from both fruits. Then, cut into chunks no bigger than 1 cm / 0.5 inch big.

 

chopped apples and pears cooking in a pan with spiced butter
In a large saute pan, melt 2 tbsp of butter over medium heat. Add cloves and ground cinnamon. Stir and let spices infuse into the butter. Add chopped fruit and toss in the spiced butter along with the 2 tsp of white sugar. Turn heat up to medium-high heat and let cook together until the fruit has slightly softened and releases some moisture.

 

apples and pears tossed with spiced butter in a baking dish on a wooden table
Turn off heat and transfer to a baking dish.

 

 

flour and brown sugar mixed together in a bowl with a spoon
In a small bowl, combine flour with brown sugar and mix until evenly combined.

 

crumble topping in a bowl on a wooden table
Add 4 tbsp of melted butter and stir together then compress tightly with your hands until it almost sticks together to form a ball.  

 

apple and pear crumble in a baking dish before baking
Sprinkle mixture evenly atop the spiced fruit in the baking dish.

 

 

Baked apple and pear crumble with cloves and pears on a wooden table
Place in a preheated oven and let bake for 30-45 or until the mixture is bubbly and the top is golden brown and crunchy. Serve warm with a dash of cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

 

 

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Spiced apple and pear crumble on a plate with vanilla ice cream on top

Cinnamon and Clove Spiced Apple and Pear Crumble


  • Author: Spicepaw
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 5-6 1x

Description

Apple and pear crumble spiced with cinnamon, cloves and the most delicious buttered brown sugar topping. An Autumn inspired recipe that will keep you warm as the seasons change. #dessert #autumn #spice #apple #pear #crumble


Ingredients

Scale

6 Gala apples

810 conference pears (or whatever pear is plentiful and in season)

3 cloves

1/4 tsp  of ground cinnamon

6 tbsp salted butter (melted)

1/2 cup flour

2 tsp white sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar


Instructions

Preheat oven to 180C or 160C if using a fan.

Wash, peel and remove the core from both the apples and pears.  Then, cut into chunks no bigger than 1 cm / 0.5 inch big.

In a large saute pan, melt 2 tbsp of butter over medium heat. Add cloves and ground cinnamon. Stir and let spices infuse into the butter.

Add chopped apples and pears and toss in the spiced butter along with 2 tsp of white sugar. Turn heat up to medium-high heat and let cook together until the fruit has slightly softened and releases some moisture. Turn off heat and transfer to a baking dish.

In a small bowl, combine flour with brown sugar and mix until evenly combined.

Add 4 tbsp of melted butter and stir together then compress tightly with your hands until little crumbles have formed.

Sprinkle crumble mixture evenly atop the spiced apples and pears in the baking dish.

Place in a preheated oven and let bake for 30-45 or until mixture is bubbly and the top is golden brown and crunchy. Serve warm with a dash of cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.

  • Category: desserts
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: British

Keywords: crumble, apple, pear, spiced apple, spiced pear, British, recipe, desserts, Autumn, Fall, apple crumble, pear crumble

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Pork Loin Roasted with Bacon, Apple and Sage

Roasted Pear and Bleu Cheese Salad with Cashews

Pumpkin Tempura with Soy and Chili Dipping Sauce

 

 

 

Author: Natasha

I'm just a busy expat mom who has a psychological need to feed people. I enjoy learning about new cultures, (especially the food) and enjoy experimenting with new ingredients and spices

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