Rhubarb & pear crumble

Rhubarb & pear crumble

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(20 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 50 mins

Easy

Serves 6
This has a lovely crunchy topping that tastes like flapjack, perfect comfort food

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal591
  • fat29g
  • saturates18g
  • carbs81g
  • sugars54g
  • fibre7g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.69g
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Ingredients

  • 3 ripe pear
    Pear

    Pear

    pair

    Like apples, to which they are related, pears come in thousands of varieties, of which only a…

  • 600g rhubarb
    Rhubarb

    Rhubarb

    roo-barb

    Botanically, rhubarb is a vegetable (it's related to sorrel and dock) but its thick, fleshy…

  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • finely grated zest and juice of 1 orange
    Orange

    Orange

    or-ange

    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

For the topping

  • 200g wholemeal flour
  • 200g cold butter, diced
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 140g soft, light brown sugar
  • 50g muesli or porridge oats
  • 25g Grape-Nuts or Clusters breakfast cereal

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. For the topping, tip all the ingredients together and rub with your fingers until you have a rough pastry, then set aside in the fridge.

  2. Peel the pears and chop into large chunks, then chop the rhubarb into finger-length batons. Tip into a large ovenproof dish and toss with the sugar and orange zest and juice. Crumble over the topping and bake for 40 mins until golden and bubbling at the sides. Leave to cool for 5 mins before spooning into bowls and serving with custard or ice cream.

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lizleicester
25th Jul, 2016
5.05
Delightful combo. We all love crumbles in our household so it's lovely to find another variation.
cdacn1
19th Jun, 2016
5.05
Lovely crumble which you can adapt to what you have in. Would agree with most that it can cope with less sugar.
eclectikat
21st Mar, 2013
5.05
The suggestions on this recipe were really great, thanks for posting them people! I also reduced the sugar by half. I didn't have grape nuts or clusters so just added a bit more muesli and some chopped up hazelnuts (which toasted nicely and were very tasty). I did think there were perhaps a few too many flavors though, so might leave out the orange next time, although it was very nice. I had to add extra flour to the crumble mix as it was a bit too sticky, perhaps due to the lack of cereal in it, and it turned out a bit denser than usual, so might do half white flour and half wholemeal next time. I might actually try following the recipe accurately at some point as well, if I can find suitable cereal.
saschlet
10th Jun, 2012
5.05
Worked really well. Used 50g sugar for the fruit and 70g sugar for the topping and it was possibly too sweet even then!
katethekiwi
6th Jan, 2011
5.05
Improvised a bit using what I had in the cupboard. Nevertheless received very positive feedback from my partner ... the Yorkshire Crumble Critic! Highly recommended.
deadstar69
21st May, 2010
5.05
Loved this crumble, followed the recipe, except I did not use the clusters. Came out absolutely fabulous and was gone in no time.
huxley-radish
14th May, 2010
5.05
Really wonderful! I used porridge and clusters in the topping, which worked very well. I liked the way soem of the rhubarb stayed firm while some went all squishy. Very very good. I used half the sugar on the fruit and it came out great and not too sweet.
hannah89
10th May, 2010
5.05
Was looooevly! I had cherries, pear and rhurbarb as the fruit and also added chocolate drops over the top for the last park of the cooking. Everyone gave it 10/10!
theconnerys
8th Jun, 2009
4.05
Have made this several times and this is really yummy, a really different crumble. Lemon rind/juice with the fruit is just as nice. The sweet 'flapjacky' chewiness of the crumble goes perfectly with the tartness of the rhubarb. Custard is a classic partner for crumble but chilled creme fraiche is nicer in my opinion!
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timchild
29th Mar, 2009
3.05
Was good, used slightly less butter and about half the sugar and was nice and tart in flavour.

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AllAmericanChef
4th Feb, 2016
Are the grape nuts optional
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goodfoodteam
21st Mar, 2016
Thanks for your question. You can add 15g extra oats if you don’t want to use grape nuts.
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