Welcome fall into your home with this tasty crumble.
Welcome fall into your home with this tasty crumble.Image by: Maya Visnyei
You'll love this sweet seasonal pear and ginger crumble.
Is there anything that says autumn more than a crisp fruit crumble, oozing with syrupy goodness and a crunch of oatmeal on top? Our version skips the traditional apples this season and instead focuses on pears and ginger for a sophisticated dessert that will have you begging for more.
- 5 firm ripe pears, peeled, cored and chopped
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup diced crystallized ginger
- 1/2 tsp orange zest
- 3 tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice
- 4 tsp all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- Pinch nutmeg
- 1/2 cup dulce de leche spread, divided
- 2/3 cup large-flake rolled oats
- 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- Pinch each: cinnamon and ground ginger
- 1/3 cup cold butter, cubed
1 In a large bowl, gently toss together the pears, brown sugar, crystallized ginger, orange zest, orange juice, flour, ground ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg.
2 Spread in a 9" x 13" ovenproof baking dish.
3 Dollop 2 tablespoons of the dulce de leche evenly overtop of the filling.
4 Preheat the oven to 425°F.
5 In a medium bowl, stir together all the topping ingredients except the butter.
6 Using your fingers, rub in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
7 Squeeze the mixture with your hands to form clumps and sprinkle the topping over the filling.
8 Bake until the topping is light gold and the filling is bubbly, 20 to 25 minutes.
9 Broil until the topping is deep gold, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve warm with the remaining dulce de leche on the side.
Tip: Anjou, Bosc and Forelle pears, firm varieties that hold their shape when cooked, are best for this dish.