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Pear and almond crumble

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About the bake

This a yummy alternative to a traditional fruit crumble using sweet pears and an almond and amaretti biscuit  topping. Delicious served with a drizzle of cream or custard.

8 ingredients8 steps


    1. Step 1

      Preheat the oven to 190°C (170°C, gas mark 5).

    2. Step 2

      Slice the pears. Toss together with 15g of Half Spoon sugar and the lemon juice.

    3. Step 3

      Place in a 1.1 litre (2 pint) shallow ovenproof dish and drizzle over the reserved natural pear juice.

    4. Step 4

      Roughly crumble the amaretti biscuits, making sure they do not become too powdery.

    5. Step 5

      Mix with flour the remaining Half Spoon sugar, toasted flaked almonds and ground cinnamon.

    6. Step 6

      Rub in the margarine until the mixture is crumbly and just beginning to hold together.

    7. Step 7

      Spoon the topping over the pears and bake at 190°C (170°C, gas mark 5) for about 30 minutes or until the crumble is cooked (the topping will not change much in appearance).

    8. Step 8

      Dust with Half Spoon sugar and serve warm.


      • 820gPears (canned) 
      • 40gHalf spoon granulated sugar 
      • 1Juice of one whole lemon 
      • 50gAmaretti biscuits 
      • 125gAllinson's Plain White Flour 
      • 25gAlmonds (flaked) (toasted) 
      • 0.5 tspCinnamon (ground) 
      • 75gMargarine (cubed) 

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