So my pears were in grave danger of being an overripe mess (how do they go from rock-hard to almost too ripe so quickly? gah!), and to salvage them I decided to bake a little crumble. Just a quick one, perfect for the two of us on a wintry night. The ginger made it pleasantly pink, and imparted just enough unusual flavour to lift what could be a pretty boring pear-apple standard combination into something a little out of the ordinary. Who wouldn't want that?!
By all means double this for extra servings, but this was just right for what I wanted.
2 medium pears, cored and chopped
2 small apples, cored and chopped fine (I didn't peel mine)
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
juice 1/2 lemon
sprinkle of brown sugar
sprinkle of cinnamon
sprinkle of ground cloves
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1. Place chopped apples and pears in a small baking dish.
2. Stir in the ginger, lemon, sugar, cinnamon and cloves.
3. In a separate bowl, mix oats, flour, sugar and butter. Spread over the fruit.
4. Bake at 180C until cooked through and brown on top, 20-30 minutes.