Delicious fruit inspired creations

Custard Apple & Pear Crumble

Custard Apple & Pear Crumble

20 mins
30 mins
A little time and effort

Wondering how to enjoy delicious in-season custard apples? This custard apple crumble is a must try!

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For the filling:

  • 2 medium custard apples
  • 4 ripe pears, peeled, cored & thinly sliced (800 g)
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp rapadura or coconut sugar (15 g)
  • 2 tsp lemon juice

For the crumble:

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup wholemeal, spelt, or gluten free flour (70 g)
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds (35 g)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (60 ml)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (60 ml), plus extra for baking dish
  • Pinch sea salt

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  • Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly brush a standard (22 cm) pie dish with a bit of olive oil.
  • Scoop custard apple from the skin and remove seeds. Discard seeds and skin. Combine custard apple flesh and sliced pears in a large bowl.
  • Sprinkle fruit with the ginger, salt, sugar and lemon juice, and toss gently to combine. Tip into the prepared pie plate.
  • In a medium bowl, combine all crumble topping ingredients and stir until oats are evenly coated. Sprinkle crumble over fruit.
  • Place the baking dish on a tray to catch any drips and bake crumble for 30 minutes, until fruit is bubbling and topping is golden. Serve warm or at room temperature with a scoop of yoghurt or ice cream.


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