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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.

50Total Time
20Prep Time
30Bake Time
1Serves
Easy

Method

  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.

Ingredients

    • 820g Pears (canned)
    • 40g Half spoon granulated sugar
    • 1 Juice of one whole lemon
    • 50g Amaretti biscuits
    • 125g Allinson's Plain White Flour
    • 25g Almonds (flaked) (toasted)
    • 0.5 tsp Cinnamon (ground)
    • 75g Margarine (cubed)

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