Pear crumble recipe

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You can't beat a warming bowl of comfort food in these chilly winter months. Why not treat yourself to a hearty pudding of pear, apple and raspberry crumble - serve warm or cold with custard or cream.

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  • healthy
Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time1 hours
Total Time1 hours 15 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories426 Kcal21%
Fat24 g34%
Saturated Fat10.5 g53%

Serve this rich and warming pear crumble with lashings of custard, hot or cold.

Treat yourself to a hearty portion of this pear crumble - the epitome of winter comfort food. We've taken our go-to apple crumble recipe and given it an extra punch of flavour, by adding juicy pears and ripe raspberries in for a melt-in-your-mouth experience. Quick to prep - it'll take you just 15 mins to rustle up the fruit and crumble mixtures. Then it's over to the oven for an hour where the dish really marries together. Serve warm or cold with custard or cream.


  • 4 ripe pears
  • 2 medium cooking apples
  • 150g (5oz) frozen raspberries

For the crumble:

  • 200g (7oz) plain flour
  • 100g (3½oz) ground almonds
  • 150g (5oz) butter
  • 125g (4oz) demerara sugar
  • Handful of flaked almonds




  1. Set the oven to Gas Mark 5 or 190°C.
  2. To make the crumble: Mix the flour and ground almonds in a bowl. Rub in the butter, then mix in all but 3 tbsp of the demerara sugar. Set aside.
  3. Peel, quarter and core the pears and apples. Thickly slice the apple and put all the fruit in a large ovenproof dish (preferably shallow) with the 3 tbsp of demerara sugar and 5 tablespoons water.
  4. Spoon the crumble mixture over the top and sprinkle with the flaked almonds. Bake on a baking sheet for 50-60 mins until the juices start to bubble up through the crumble. Serve warm or cold with custard or cream, if you like.

Top tips for making pear crumble:

Half a teaspoon of cinnamon sprinkled over the fruit will add a lovely extra layer of sweetness.

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Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies