Delicious and Quick Pear Crumble
Today I’ll give you a recipe that is quick and easy if you want a warm snack. It’s a crumble with pear and honey, and almonds for a nice crunchy top. I used almonds for the crunch, but pecans or hazelnuts taste great too. And I used apple blossom honey from my local beekeeper, because it goes well with the pears, but any kind will do. Can’t wait until I have my own garden so I can be a beekeeper myself! The thought of being self-sustainable sounds wonderful.
- 4 normal sized pears (i used 5 because mine were smaller)
- Lemon juice (optional)
- 1 tbsp Honey, I used apple blossom
- 2 tbsp raisins (optional)
- 100gr + 1 tbsp cold butter
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 50gr + 1 tbsp sugar
- 75gr roughly chopped almonds (or pecans, hazelnuts..)
- 75gr flour
- pinch of salt
Peel and core the pears, then chop them into cubes. You could choose to spray them with lemon juice now, or add it later. Let the raisins soak in lukewarm water, if you want to add them.
Heat the tablespoon of butter in a frying pan and add the tablespoon of sugar. When the sugar is mostly dissolved, add the pear and cinnamon and bake for about 2 minutes, stirring and covering the pear in the cinnamon-caramel. Add the honey and raisins and remove the pan from the heat.
Preheat the oven at 180°C and prepare 4 ramekins or 1 oven dish by greasing them. Fill the ramekins with the pears and set aside.
Cut the cold butter into cubes and add the flour, sugar, salt and almonds. Mix with your hands and rub the ingredients together to create crumbs.
Cover the pears with the crumbs and sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon on top. Bake for 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.
Enjoy warm with a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream.. Mmm!