Friday, July 20, 2012

Pear + apple crumble with ginger


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.

Ingredients
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

Directions:

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.

6 comments:

  1. sar - AccidentallentilJuly 20, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    just ate my computer.

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  2. I made a very similar oat crumble last night, using rhubarb, apple and sultanas, and put the cinnamon and cloves into the crumble mix rather than with the fruit. Yummo winter dessert.

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  3. Yum! I always forget to put cinnamon in the crumble mix, but much prefer my cloves in with the apples. I really should buy some more rhubarb too!

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  4. Super yum, just made this using 2 big pears that both had manky bits that needed cutting off, no cloves 'cause I don't like them much and slightly reduced amounts of everything else, particularly the butter and sugar. D and I were both pigs over it and he doesn't normally like pears :)

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  5. Haha I totally tried it with less butter, but the crumble wouldn't crumble! Glad you like it, my pears were manky too. And had some toddler teeth marks in them :)

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