Apple Pear Crumble is a delicious tart and sweet crumble made with apple and pear topped with oats. It is a great dessert to finish off dinner and served with vanilla ice cream on the side.
Crumbles, crisps, cobblers start popping in blogosphere as soon as autumn approaches & stay there for whole of winter. Digging into a warm dish in AW is heaven. If any of you had been in my journey from the beginning then you would know that I had a baking wishlist posted on this blog. And the crumble, crisps & cobblers were on top of that list. Forget making, I’ve never even tasted a crumble before & now both V & I are total converts. :)
I decided to play safe & took a recipe from Joy of Baking. The recipe called for using cranberries, but they are not available around, so I skipped them. Even apples & pears were local produce & not tart tasting. Probably that is why i found the crumble a bit too sweet. So next time I am going to either use a tart tasting fruit or reduce the sugar. I also used quick cooking oats as old-fashioned rolled oats were not available.
I baked the crumble in individual 6 oz ramekins as I do not have a pie dish. This was the first outing for my ramekins as they have been languishing in their carton since traveling 7 seas (US to India) last year. The filling was sufficient for 5 ramekins.
All in all I can tell you the we loved the warm treat and I’ve been asked when I’m making the second round. :)
Apple Pear Crumble
for crumble topping
- ¾ cup all purpose flour
- ¾ cup light brown sugar
- ½ tsp cinnamon powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¾ cup oats (quick cooking type)
- ⅓ cup walnuts roughly chopped
- ½ cup unsalted Butter chilled
- 4 apples medium sized
- 3 pears medium sized
- 2 tbsp light brown sugar
- ½ tbsp corn starch
for crumble topping
- Pre-heat oven at 190 °C. Grease required dish. I used 6 oz ramekins.
- Place all topping ingredients in a large bowl. Use your fingertips or pastry blender or a food processor to gently bring them together. I used a potato masher. Set aisde.
- Peel, core & chop into 1″ chunks both the fruits and place in a large bowl. Add corn starch & sugar. Toss them to coat fruits evenly.
- Place the filling in the prepared dish, evenly spread the topping on top of it. Place the dish on a baking sheet to catch any dripping juices.
- Bake in pre-heated oven for 35-45 mins. or until bubbly and the topping is brown and crispy. Remove from oven & cool on a wire rack for 15 mins. Serve warm with a scoop of ice-cream or whipped cream.