After making my Pear and Hazelnut Cake, i know that this time i'm not going to be stingy with my pears anymore.I have used Forelle pears , the same pears that i used for my cake previously which i didnt mention. Sorry i didnt take the photos of those pears cos by the time i drafted this post, they were no more left. There were pictures of those pears taken in my pear and hazelnut cake post, but they were at the background so they were not clear, ..i managed to get one from the internet.
|Forelle pears : photo credit thefruitcompany.com|
Arent they pretty? Maybe i've eaten them before..i'm not sure but the thing i want to tell you is that these pears are very sweet and crunchy, their skin is not thick and if you do come across them, give it a try ..not necessary for baking because they make nice snacking pears. okay, all good pears are nice snacking pears :))
As for the dessert, I'm happy with it. A warm satisfying filling packed with pears and raisin, a hint of spiciness from the ginger with a nice crunchy topping.
|The crystallized ginger makes a good addition here. I didnt put in many..but am able to eat the ginger slices in some spoonfuls. It's a little hot but gives a nice spice in the crumble.|
I have adjusted the recipe from Bon Appetit quite a bit to make just enough for 2 servings.
83gm plain flour
1/3 cup pistachio nuts, coarsely chopped
30gm castor sugar
Combine flour, nuts and sugar together and rub the butter in till moist clumps form. Chill them for about an hour.
2 small pears, peeled, quartered, cored and cut into cubes
2 tbsp raisins
1/2 tbsp plain flour
1/4 cup of maple syrup
3 finely chopped crystallized ginger
1.Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350F/170C. Place pears, maple syrup. flour and ginger in large bowl, toss to coat. Let stand 15 minutes, tossing occasionally.
2.Divide the pear mixture to 2 separate oven proof bowls, sprinkle topping over. Bake crumble until topping is crisp , about 30 minutes. Let stand at least 10 minutes before serving.
Let's see my baking buddies, Joyce and Zoe with their pear and maple crumble and also fellow friends who are joining us to bake this at the linky below..
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