pear and ginger crumble

pear and ginger crumble

pear and ginger crumble

Bake this comforting pear and ginger crumble in just 25 minutes!

  • 25 mins
  • 6
  • Intermediate


  • 5-6 pears
  • 10ml lemon juice
  • 5ml ground ginger
  • 3ml ground cinnamon
  • 3ml mixed spice
  • 30ml brown sugar


  • 60g butter, chilled
  • 60ml brown sugar
  • 90ml flour
  • 60ml rolled oats


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Peel, core and cut the pears into bite-sized chunks.
  2. Combine the pears, lemon juice, spices and sugar in a saucepan over a medium heat for 5 minutes, until the pears just begin to soften.
  3. To make the crumble, combine the butter, sugar and flour in a bowl. Rub together using your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the oats and mix well.
  4. Spoon the pear mixture into a medium-sized pie dish and sprinkle over the crumble topping. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the crumble is golden and crunchy.
  5. Serve with cream, vanilla ice cream or custard.

Magazine issue date: July, 2019

Joni van der Merwe

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Your Family’s Digital editor. Avid retweeter. When I’m not scrolling Instagram you’ll find me in my garden. Keen on DIY and I don’t believe there’s anything that can’t be fixed with some chalk paint.