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Who doesn’t love a crumble?

If you’re a crumble lover, check out Crumble Recipe e-book which has 180 delicious crumble combinations.  You’ll also find Apple Crumble Recipe on this website.

This pear and blackberry crumble recipe is quick and easy to make and you can choose whether to use fresh, tinned or frozen fruit.  I used fresh pears and frozen blackberries.

If you choose to use fresh, choose pears that are just ripe – not too hard and not too soft/mushy.

Pear and Blackberry Crumble


Pear and Blackberry base

To keep things simple I use a cup measure.  The cup should hold around 8 fl oz / 250 ml of liquid.

Here goes:-

Pear and Blackberry Crumble Recipe – Ingredients

  • Fresh pears – allow around one per person – peeled and cored (or you can used tinned – use only a third of the liquid)
  • Few handfuls of blackberries – frozen or fresh
  • One cup plain flour
  • 4oz/100g soft butter (or your usual spread)
  • Quarter cup raw brown sugar (or your usual sugar)
  • Half cup flaked almonds

Pear and Blackberry Crumble Recipe – Method

  1. Thinly slice the pear and place in an oven-proof dish
  2. Scatter over the blackberries
  3. Put the flour and butter into a separate bowl and using your fingers rub together until it resembles bread crumbs (I use disposable gloves to do this)
  4. Next add the sugar and almonds and mix together
  5. Sprinkle the topping over the fruit and bake in a moderately hot oven for around 30 minutes – the crumble should be nicely browned on top
  6. Serve with ice-cream or custard or fresh cream (or all three 🙂 )

Flour and Butter rubbed together


Add the sugar and flaked almonds


Crumble ready for baking

Handy Hints and Variations

  • You can use almost any fruit for a crumble and there any many topping variations – for 180 crumble combinations check out Crumble Recipe e-book
  • Make sure the crumble topping is nicely browned before taking it out of the oven
  • Blackberries are quite strong in flavour and will turn the pear a beautiful blue/purple colour – don’t use too many or they will overpower the pear
  • Using disposable gloves to rub together the flour and butter is a worthwhile tip – very messy otherwise

Hope you enjoy this tasty crumble recipe.

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Jan Littlehales

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11 Responses to “Pear and Blackberry Crumble Recipe – in Ten Minutes”

  1. Kerry Lea says:

    This would be a perfect desert for winter. I would serve with all three ice cream, cream and custard.

  2. Eileen says:

    This looks delish! I would not have thought of putting almonds in so thanks for the tip!

    Stay well, Eileen.

  3. John Davis says:

    Will be adding this to the crumble book. Variations to crumble recipe are most welcome.

  4. This would be a perfect one for my mother! She is blackberry lover! Nice one!

  5. Thanks for comments guys – hope you all enjoy it 🙂

  6. Renee says:

    Yummy – that sounds absolutely devine!
    I need to do some shopping now to give this pear and blackberry crumble a try. Am especially intrigues by the almonds in the crumble. Hmmm….

  7. Hi Renee,
    I think you’ll like the almond flakes – they make a nice change to the more usual porridge oats!

  8. Doctor Bill says:

    I love “crumbles”. This sounds delicious. Adding the almonds is a new twist that I must try.

  9. Jackie Stenhouse says:

    This fruit crumble sounds delicious. Pear and blackberry seem like a delicious combination.

  10. This crumble sounds delicious. I haven’t tried pear and blackberry crumble but I will be now. I like the idea of using almonds in the topping.

    Also thanks for the tip about using disposable gloves when rubbing butter and flour together, a great tip.

  11. Thanks for comments Tania, Jackie and Doctor Bill

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