Recipe: Pear and ginger crumble

Recipe: Pear and ginger crumble

Welcome fall into your home with this tasty crumble. 

Image by: Maya Visnyei Author: Jennifer Bartoli


Recipe: Pear and ginger crumble

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.

Serves: 6


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Recipe: Pear and ginger crumble