Blackberry & Pear Crumble
This classic autumn dessert has an oatey and slightly spicy crumble topping.
  Serves:  8       Print   FavoriteLoading Add to My Favourites
  • 1 kg (2 lb) pears, peeled, cored and diced
  • 500 g (1 lb) blackberries
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
For the crumble topping
  • 150 g (5½ oz) plain flour
  • 125 g (4½ oz) sugar
  • 125 g (4½ oz) rolled oats
  • 100 g (3½ oz) butter or margarine
  • 50 g (2 oz) flaked almonds (optional)
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  1. If the pears are firm or under-ripe, place the pears in a pan with 2 tsp of sugar and a tsp of water. Cover and cook over a low heat for about 10 minutes or until the pears have softened.
  2. To make the crumble topping, squidge together the flour and butter/margarine in a bowl.
  3. Add the sugar, oats, nutmeg and cloves and rub the mixture lightly between your hands. After a few minutes of rubbing the mixture should be light and free-flowing. Mix in the almonds if using.
  4. Put the pears, blackberries, sugar and nutmeg in a large casserole. Mix well.
  5. Sprinkle the crumble on top and level it out with your fingers. Bake at 180°C for 30-35 minutes.
Titli's Tips
Serve warm with custard or ice-cream.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Calories 422 21%
Calories from Fat 136
Total Fat 15.2g 23%
Saturated Fat 7.1g 35%
Unsaturated Fat 6.8g
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate 68.5g 22%
Dietary Fibre 41.3g 165%
Sugars 32.4g
Protein 7.4g 14%
Cholesterol 26.9mgs 8%
Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.