caramelised pear and ginger crumble

RECIPE: Caramelised pear and ginger crumble

With the cooler weather on its way, there’s no better time for a winter warming dessert – and it doesn’t get much more delicious than this caramelised pear and ginger crumble from the Adelaide Central Market.


½ cup caster sugar
¼ cup verjuice
1 cinnamon stick
1 tbsp chopped glace ginger
6 Beur Bosc pears, peeled, cored & cut into chunks


125g plain flour
125g unsalted butter
125g brown sugar
¼ cup rolled oats
¼ cup shredded coconut
1 tsp ground ginger


1. Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced).
2. In a medium saucepan, place sugar, dessert wine & verjuice together over a low heat, stirring until sugar dissolves.
3. Bring mixture to the boil, before adding cinnamon, ginger & pear. Simmer for 4 minutes, then remove from heat.
4. For the crumble, rub the flour, butter, sugar, oats, coconut & ginger together until mixture is well combined & looks like coarse breadcrumbs.
5. Pour the fruit mixture into a large ovenproof dish or six individual ones & sprinkle over the crumble.
6. Place baking dish on an oven tray & bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.

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