A quick post from me tonight as I wanted to document this lovely recipe! The other day I came home from a dog walk to find my friend had very kindly left a lovely bunch {is that the right collective} of freshly picked rhubarb for me. I also had some left-over pears that were starting to go a bit funny, so I thought I would combine them to make a crumble. It was so delicious plus easy to make I thought I would document the recipe for anyone looking for a quick summer pudding idea.If you don’t have any pears but have got the rhubarb you can also easily make different combinations with strawberries or ginger for example or why not keep it simple with just a dash of vanilla?   

One thing to remember is that rhubarb can be quite sharp so don’t be too alarmed by the amount of sugar! This can always be altered depending on how you like it. I’m also super lazy and always make my crumble topping in a processor but feel free to do it by hand if you don’t have one or just prefer. 

For my Rhubarb & Pear crumble you will need: {serves 4-6} 
3 Ripe Pears
400g Rhubarb
2 heaped dessert spoons of light brown sugar
1/2 tsp of Cinnamon {Optional}

For the topping - 

60g Unsalted Butter (cold)
60g Demerara Sugar - plus a little extra for sprinkling
120g Plain Flour
60g rolled Oats

Preheat the oven to 180c and find an oven safe crumble dish.

Prepare the rhubarb by chopping off the dry ends (give the sticks a little wash) and then cut into small pieces (around 2cm long). Peel, core and roughly chop the pears add these along with the rhubarb into your baking dish. Sprinkle over the sugar and cinnamon, if using. Mix together and set aside.

To make the crumble topping add your butter, flour and demerara sugar to your processor and blitz until you have a fine, crumbly mixture. Then stir in your oats. Spread your crumble over the fruit and sprinkle a little extra demerara sugar over it. Pop into the oven for around 40 – 45 minutes or until the top is golden and the fruit is just bubbling through at the sides. Leave to cool for a few minutes and then serve with your favourite cream, custard, ice cream or why not all three?! 

Finally all thats left to do is enjoy!


Daisy x

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