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.
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.
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
6 Gala apples
8–10 conference pears (or whatever pear is plentiful and in season)
1/4 tsp of ground cinnamon
6 tbsp salted butter (melted)
1/2 cup flour
2 tsp white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
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.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 45
- 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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