A humble crumble

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Sometimes you are in need of a dessert, one that can be made without planning, something to soothe the sweet tooth. I think that the best solution then is a crumble. If you have any kind of fruit at home: apples, pears, plums, berries, anything, you can make a crumble. And it does take literally 30 minutes to prepare and bake it (of which 20 is spend in the oven). It doesn’t get any simpler, but still it’s incredibly satisfying.
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Grape and Pear Crumble
adapted from Christophe Felder

For the crumble:
  • 75 g flour,
  • 30 g light brown sugar,
  • 25 g granulated sugar,
  • 75 g diced butter,
  • 75 g ground almonds,
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon,
  • 2 pinches of salt.
For the filling:
  • 4 ripe pears,
  • 1 lemon, juiced,
  • 30 g sugar,
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon,
  • 1/4 tsp. coriander,
  • 20- 30 red grapes (or as much as you have).
  1. Warm up the oven to 180 C.
  2. Put all ingredients for the crumble in a big bowl and rub them together with you fingers until they come together into a dough.
  3. Peel the pears and sprinkle some lemon juice over them. Cut them in half, core and cut each half into 3-4 long stripes.
  4. In a bowl combine sugar with cinnamon and coriander.
  5. Toss the pear slices in the sugar with spices.
  6. Divide the pears and grapes between 4 ramekins.
  7. Crumble the dough over the fruits.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes or until the top is golden.
Eat warm. Enjoy!

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