pear and brown sugar crumble

Classic crumble with a bit of a twist; add apple if you don't have enough pears. Serves 4

75 g plain or wholemeal flour
4 tablespoons butter, softened
2 handfuls oats (porridge oats are fine)
100 g dark brown sugar
Pinch of salt
4 pears, cored and cut into bite-sized pieces
½ tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons cornflour

Preheat oven to 180°C, 350°F, gas mark 4. In a food processor, or with a whisk, mix the flour, butter, oats, brown sugar and salt, and set aside. In a large bowl combine the remaining ingredients. Pour the pear mixture into a medium baking dish or into 4 individual ramekins and cover with the topping mixture. Bake in the centre of the oven for about 50 minutes, until the top is golden and the pears are tender.

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posted by niles on 26 May 07 - 24619 views

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