Would you care to try a warm, yummy dessert that isn’t so overloaded with sugar that you crash and go into a sugar coma? This Apple, Pear, and Citrus Crumble, a cousin of cobbler, was the perfect ending to our St Patricks Day luncheon. I’m always a fan of anything I can eat with ice cream and the sweet/tart apples and pears make this dessert a light ending to a filling meat and potatoes dinner. My favorite part is the orange zest in the muesli topping! This makes up easily in a 8×8 baking dish, but we made them in individual 6-inch pie plates for our luncheon.
3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon all purpose flour (100 g)
1/3 cup butter, cut into small cubes
1/4 teaspoon fine table salt
1/3 caster(superfine) sugar or brown sugar
1 tablespoon grated orange zest (I used mandarin)
1 1/4 cup of your favorite unsweetened muesli
2 medium apples, sliced or chopped
2 medium hard pears, sliced or chopped
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350°
Place the flour and butter in a mixing bowl and rub the butter into the flour, lifting and crumbling the mixture between your fingers until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. There will be some larger pea-sized lumps but don’t worry, these help make a good texture.
Add the table salt, caster sugar, orange zest and muesli and mix well. Set aside.
Mix together the apples, pears, honey and cinnamon and transfer to a 8×8 baking dish (or 4 individual pie pans).
Cover the fruit mixture with a layer of topping approximately 1 inch thick, taking care not to pack it too tightly.
Transfer to a pre-heated oven and bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. Serve with whip cream or ice cream. Enjoy!
This recipe is AMAZING!!! So excited to finally have it for my own. Melissa you are the best!!
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