Pear and Blackberry Crumble

9 Nov

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.


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…

  1. Pre-heat oven at 350F.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.


10 Responses to “Pear and Blackberry Crumble”

  1. Natalia November 9, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    Qué delicia! Justamente estaba buscando una recetas con peras.

  2. Jocelyn Delk Adams November 9, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    I am not a huge pear fan but I can never resist a crumble. This sounds delish!

  3. Cristina November 9, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

    Delicioso!! Como a tu sobrino, a mi tambien me gustan mucho las peras.
    La receta esta buenisima.

  4. elianatardio November 9, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

    delicious combination. I’m sure this is a delicious recipe 🙂 I love pear, it´s one of my favorite fruits 🙂

  5. Yissele November 10, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

    I love it! Thanks for sharing!


  6. Notas de Mamá (@NotasdeMama) November 10, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

    Me encanta la combinación de las dos frutas! Gracias!

  7. Uchi November 10, 2012 at 7:26 pm #

    Parece muy tentador.. ! gracias x compartirla!

  8. Teresa Garza November 10, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    Que deliciosa combinación.. las frutas se ven tan apetcibles..

  9. Alejandra Ramírez November 12, 2012 at 12:05 am #

    Excelente para estas fechas de fiestas!

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