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CRANBERRY PEAR CRUMBLE ( With oats and walnuts)

Time for Sweet Punch !!! Yah this time it was fruit crumble. Any fruit crumble is my favorite.  It is not only easy to make tastes so delicious too. Dessert that can be made in no time(Except the baking time).  Goes well with icecream , Vanilla custard, dollop of whipped cream.  Crumbles originated in Britain during World War II[1]. Due to strict rationing the ingredients required to make the bases of pies contained too much of the necessary flour, fat and sugar to make the pastry. So a simple mixture of flour, margarine/butter and sugar was used to make the top of the crumble. The dish was also popular due to its simplicity.

In some parts of America a very similar dish may be called a crisp. It is also similar to a fruit cobbler. Popular fruits used in crumbles include apple, blackberry, peach, rhubarb, gooseberry, and plum. The topping may also include rolled oats, ground almonds or other nuts, and sometimes sour milk (e.g. vinegar and milk) is added to give the crumble a more extravagant taste. Brown sugar is often sprinkled over the crumble topping, which caramelises slightly when the pudding is baked.  Hope you enjoy making and eating this simple yet delicious dessert.   

Ingredients :

Pear -3 (peel the skin and diced)
Cranberry - 1/2 cup
Lemon - 1/4 tbsp
Brown sugar - 2 tbsp
Lemon Zest - 1 tsp


For the crumble:

Oats - 50 g
All purpose Flour - 50 g [ You could substitute this with Whole wheat flour too]
Butter -  50g chilled and diced
Light brown soft sugar - 50g
Walnut - 50g toasted in the dry pan

Method :

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Grease 6 ovenproof teacups or ramekins or a pie-dish.
2. In a medium bowl, mix together the pears, cranberry, brown sugar, lemon zest and juice. Divide the mixture between the teacups or ramekins, spooning over any juice.
3. To make the crumble, place the flour, oats and butter in a medium bowl and, with your fingertips, rub together until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar, Walnuts and remaining chocolate.
4. Spoon the crumble over the pears and press down lightly. Place the crumbles on a baking tray and bake for 30-40 minutes until golden and bubbling. Serve with a scoop of good vanilla ice-cream.

Note :

1. For the crumble part you can either use APF fully or 50/50 ratio of flour and oats.
2. You can use any of your favorite nuts.
3. Substitute with any of your favorite fruit.
4. You can cut down the quantity of butter if you are concerned about the diet.

Serve warm to enjoy the crispy topping !!!

We Enjoyed the Cranberry Pear Crumbles with delicious Vanilla Sauce :)

Ria Mathew  – (December 7, 2010 at 8:54 AM)  

Beautifully done, Pavithra! I loved your 'pear' pictures!
Thank you for baking with us, dear!

Veggie Hut  – (December 7, 2010 at 8:54 AM)  

awesome PicturES.. i would love to have it with a scoop f vanill icecream..


Raks  – (December 7, 2010 at 9:01 AM)  

Here pear looks so different... And the crumble is so yummy pavithra,pictures have a very high details,I loved the cranberry pics very much :)

Madhura Manoj  – (December 7, 2010 at 9:24 AM)  

Looks healthy & inviting! Great clicks...

Rachana  – (December 7, 2010 at 9:54 AM)  

I love crumbles...any fruit crumble. They looks good and tastes simply great :-)

Great Photography, Pavithra.

Anu Nandu  – (December 7, 2010 at 10:19 AM)  

Pavithra - this looks dashing! You and I think so much alike! I made this too this time and used cranberries and also oats and pecans for the crumble! LOL!!

Of course - I'm in love with your pictures!

Priya Suresh  – (December 7, 2010 at 10:26 AM)  

Wat a beautiful and yummy crumble, extremely irresistible..

Panchpakwan  – (December 7, 2010 at 11:02 AM)  

Wow looks yummy and tempting crumble.. Beautiful presentation.

Vidhya  – (December 7, 2010 at 11:22 AM)  

I loved your pictures and your idea of using cranberries that would have given it the tartness which I love.Will try your version soon.

Umm Mymoonah  – (December 7, 2010 at 12:05 PM)  

Looks lovely with all nuts and cranberries. I just love the addition of hearty cranberries to this delicious crumble.

Unknown  – (December 7, 2010 at 12:16 PM)  

Truely a treat to our eyes watching ur pics...YUM!! I would love to have some...

Unknown  – (December 7, 2010 at 12:58 PM)  

Looks simply delicious, amazing pictures and a very healthy indeed :)

Satrupa  – (December 7, 2010 at 2:11 PM)  

The picts speak volumes ....... I luv all ur clicks :) Needless to say the crumble is yummy

Preethi Rajeev  – (December 7, 2010 at 2:40 PM)  

OOh looks so tempting, would like to have some with ice cream

Kiran  – (December 7, 2010 at 3:59 PM)  

Love love love your food photography :) and thanks for visiting my blog dear!

Suja Manoj  – (December 7, 2010 at 4:05 PM)  

Looks so tempting and the pic,amazing.

Cool Lassi(e)  – (December 7, 2010 at 4:53 PM)  

What a fabulous crumble. Everyone is posting crumble recipes everywhere. I was just telling Priya(Of Priya's Easy N Tasty) that I made blackberry and apple crumble today. :)

I have a question for you-- Where did you get that wooden plank? I see that everyone seems to one atleast one such plank and I am wondering where I can go pick one too.

Love2cook Malaysia  – (December 7, 2010 at 5:34 PM)  

WOW, this looks super yummy Pavithra!!! Am drooling as always! :D

Unknown  – (December 7, 2010 at 5:43 PM)  

Healthy n tasty crumble...lovely colorful clicks

Poongodi –   – (December 7, 2010 at 8:00 PM)  

Mmmmm...a warm and cozy treat for the season!!!

Suji  – (December 7, 2010 at 8:20 PM)  

Amazing clicks and yummy yummy

VineelaSiva  – (December 7, 2010 at 9:55 PM)  

Oh my god pavithra the dish and clicks looks awesome.

Jeyashris Kitchen  – (December 7, 2010 at 11:14 PM)  

me and my daughter enjoyed a great visual treat.Wish u would have lived here in SG.Perfect one.

Unknown  – (December 8, 2010 at 12:19 PM)  

this looks stunning Pavithra cranberry pic's loving it!

Madhavi  – (December 8, 2010 at 1:24 PM)  

Super post Pavithra, delicious!!

Anonymous –   – (December 8, 2010 at 2:16 PM)  

totally drool worthy..lovely colors

JishasKitchen  – (December 8, 2010 at 3:04 PM)  

yummy and very tempting and I loved the clicks too

Renus Kitchen  – (December 8, 2010 at 5:08 PM)  

beautiful clicks !!! and wonderful recipe

Gayathri Kumar  – (December 8, 2010 at 7:33 PM)  

Lovely clicks. Thank you for visiting and you are right. You are my 100th follower. First time in your space. It is awesome!

Divya Kudua  – (December 8, 2010 at 8:26 PM)  

As always..lovely clicks.Looks absolutely delicious..Thank you for baking with us!!

GEETHA ACHAL  – (December 8, 2010 at 10:48 PM)  

எவ்வளவு அழகாக படம் பிடித்து காட்டி இருக்கின்றிங்க...வாழ்த்துகள் பவித்ரா...

Kitchen Boffin  – (December 9, 2010 at 4:14 AM)  

Wow!!! Nice photos... first time in your place... you have variety of marked ..following you...

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi  – (December 9, 2010 at 11:01 AM)  

looks gorgeous. awesome presentation and great click

sathya  – (December 9, 2010 at 2:11 PM)  

Wonderful crumble, nice clicks !

Finla  – (December 9, 2010 at 2:13 PM)  

Delicous especially for these winter day.

Sarah Naveen  – (December 10, 2010 at 9:36 AM)  

Awesome pictures..looks so perfect and yummy!!

Nithya  – (December 10, 2010 at 9:53 AM)  

Looks fantastic :) yummy and love the pics as ever :)

What kind of background is it anni?!! looks really good.

Nithya  – (December 12, 2010 at 9:44 PM)  

This is yumm yummm yummy.. looks so delicious :) Love the first pic a lot.

Spike  – (June 26, 2012 at 4:29 PM)  

Beautiful crumble. Great photos. Great blog.

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