Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Recipe: Pear and Raspberry Crumble (gluten free)

Hi all, I hope you had a fab weekend? Mine was lovely, I had two meals cooked for me, one on Friday night and the other on Saturday then Sunday I got to hang out with Dale all day. We didn't do much really just stayed at home and did some bits round the flat like clean our carpets, not fun but totally needed! We also watched some films and had some time to relax, it was so nice its been ages since we had some time together due to one thing or another : )

Saturday after work we went to Dales sisters for dinner, Ellis made the main and I brought pudding which is what I am going to share with you today. Since I was tiny crumble has been one of my favourite puddings, probably because my mum is the Don of making crumbles, so my pudding offering for Saturday was Pear and Raspberry Crumble. A new to me flavour combo but one I will be using a lot more often in the future this crumble rocks! I based this recipe on one I found here and just made a couple of changes......

(serves 8)

850g pears peeled, cored and thinly sliced
 Zest of 1 unwaxed lemon
1-2 tablespoons water
1 cup of raspberries (I used frozen ones)

1/2 cup almond meal
3/4 cup gluten free plain flour
80g butter, chilled and cut into small cubes
1/2 cup of Coconom Original coconut sugar
1 cup desiccated coconut 


Pre-heat your oven to a medium heat, 180c. Put the pears, zest and water into a saucepan and bring to the boil, bring them back down to a simmer for 10 minutes remembering to stir a few times so all the pear is evenly cooked. Once the pear is cooked add it to a baking dish then scatter the raspberries on top.

For the crumble, add the flour and almonds into a mixing bowl then rub the butter in using your fingers until you form the crumble (this can be a little thicker and bigger then the usual crumble due to the gluten free flour). Mix in the sugar and coconut then pour the crumble topping evenly over the fruit base. Cook for 30-35 minutes at 180c or until crumble is browned an the fruit is bubbling. 

We ate ours with vanilla soy ice cream which was the perfect flavour combo but this crumble would be fabulous with greek yogurt or cream also. 

Everybody loved the crumble, they even asked if I could make it again for our next meal together! I have to say myself it was soooooo good and the richness the coconut sugar brings to the crumble topping is fabulous! I shall be making this again obviously but I am looking forward to mixing up the fruit flavours : )


Whats your favourite crumble flavour combo?


  1. Crumble is one of my favourite comfort desserts. This one looks really good and I like that you have used almond meal in it.

    1. Crumble is definitely at the top of my comfort food list!

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    1. I can ensure you it definitely was!! Thank you x

  3. That looks well lush! Love a good crumble :-)

  4. Crumble is awesome, I love making a good vegan one, although I haven't done in ages- this needs to change!

    1. It really is the perfect comfort food : )

  5. I love crumble- I think good old apple and blackberry is my favourite as those flavours go so well, but there are so many lovely combinations out there.

    1. Yum its definitely a classic flavour combo : )