My nephew likes pears… but these pears at my sister’s house were DRY!!!! Dry, dry, dry… and tasteless. So I decided to make a dessert out of it. I can’t stand to waste food… and organic at that.
I forgot to take a picture of the final product… but the results were pretty different from the original raw fruit. The filling for this crumble came out juicy and sweet and a bit tangy with the addition of the lime juice. That tang balances the sweetness in the fruit and the sugar.
If the pears would’ve been juicy to begin with, maybe you can delete the extra juice. But I just wanted to show you how you can transform a not so delicious fruit into a delectable dessert.
PEAR AND BLACKBERRY CRUMBLE
2 pears, peeled and cut into small pieces 10 blackberries The juice of 1 lime, you can add some zest if you want too 2 tbs orange or apple juice, especially if the pears are a bit dry… like mine were 2 tbs of organic or brown sugar for the fruits, plus 3 additional heaping tbs for the topping Pinch of salt 1 heaping tbs cornstarch 2 heaping tbs of spelt flour 2 heaping tbs of butter ( I used softened butter) 1 packet of organic instant maple oatmeal A handful of walnuts
Does it show that when I was making the recipe I only had a soup spoon available??? So it’s all measured by the spoonful…
- Pre-heat oven at 350F.
- Just place the fruit in a medium pyrex glass baking dish. Add the apple or orange juice. Sprinkle on top the sugar, cornstarch, lime zest, lime juice and the pinch of salt. Mix well together.
- On a separate bowl, mix together the flour, oatmeal, sugar, walnuts and butter. Using a fork, mash the butter into the flour/oatmeal mixture. It’ll become like the texture of wet sand. When it feels like that, add it on top of the cut fruits.
- Bake for about 30 minutes, until you see the juices of the fruit bubbling and the top is golden brown.
I always leave in the oven until we’re about to eat. I like it warm… with a scoop of ice cream on the side.