Pear and Blackberry Crumble

Ingredients

  • For the pear base:
  • 600g of pears, cored and cut into chunks
  • 60g blackberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2-3 tbsp water
  • For the crumble:
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 30g almonds
  • 30g pecans
  • ΒΌ cup pepitas
  • 1-2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 level tbsp of butter (cold)
  • 2 tbsp honey or maple syrup

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180C and line an oven tray with baking paper.
  • Place the pears, blackberries, syrup and cinnamon into a baking dish and pour over water. Stir together gently, to combine.
  • To make the crumble blitz half of the oats in a food processor until a flour forms. Transfer mixture to a large bowl.
  • Blitz the almonds and pecans for a few seconds to roughly chop them and set aside.
  • Add the remaining oats to the flour mixture, followed by the chopped nuts and cinnamon. Mix together.
  • Using your fingertips, rub the butter into the mixture, then add the syrup and combine.
  • To assemble, spread the pear base on to the tray and layer the crumble on top.
  • Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes or until the top of the crumble is golden brown.

Delicious served with a dollop of Greek yoghurt or a scoop of vanilla ice-cream!

We personally love the combination of pears and blackberries; however, any fruit, berries and nuts of your choice can be used.

Gluten free adaptation:
Use gluten free oats or quinoa flakes.

Lactose/dairy free adaptation:
Use lactose/dairy free dairy products (e.g butter/spread, yoghurt or ice-cream for serving).

Vegan adaptation:
Use coconut oil in place of butter and maple syrup instead of honey. Choose vegan friendly yoghurt or ice cream for serving.