Spiced Pear Crumble with Vanilla Whipped Cream

Warm spicy pears topped with a sweet buttery crumble and finished off with a delicious dollop of freshly whipped vanilla cream.

We were very fortunate to receive these delightful complimentary Chasseur Macaron Mini Cocottes from Everten.

Everton are an Australian online business selling the widest range of branded kitchenware products at very competitive prices. You can find the Chasseur Macaron Mini Cocotte 4 Piece Set here.

Cocottes are small heatproof dishes used for individual servings. They are microwave, oven and dishwasher safe and you can use them for all sorts of sweet and savoury recipes.

These cocottes come with their own cute matching lids but they’re not needed when baking a crumble. For this recipe, you could also use ramekins or one big oval dish.

This is such an easy dessert to make and all the ingredients can be found in a well-stocked pantry and fridge. The sweet pears are spiced with ginger and cinnamon and I’ve used my trusted crumble topping recipe which adds a lovely crunch. I’ve added a hint of vanilla to the whipped cream to finish it off but you could serve it with hot custard if you prefer.

How to Make Spiced Pear Crumble Step by Step

Drain the pears and place them into a large bowl, add the spices and sugar and toss well to combine. Roughly cut into bite size pieces and arrange equally into four oven safe dishes or one large shallow dish.

For The Crumble Topping

The Thermomix really comes into its own when making crumble topping. It’s so simple, all you do is weigh in the chilled butter, flour and sugar to the TM bowl and mix for between 15-25 seconds until it resembles wet sand. (wet sand doesn’t sound overly appealing but it’s the closed thing I could think of).

If you don’t own a Thermomix then a food processor will work or you could use the old fashioned method of rubbing the mixture in between your fingers and thumb.

Scatter the crumble mixture over the pears and press down slightly with the back of a fork. Bake in the oven for 35-45 minutes until lightly golden on top and the pears start to bubble underneath.

To Make the Cream

Just add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to whipping cream then whisk it until soft peaks form. You can find all my tips on whipping cream here.

To Make Ahead and Freeze

Make the crumble, cover and freeze before baking. Defrost it overnight in the fridge and then bake as normal.

Thermomix Spiced Pear Crumble with Vanilla Whipped Cream

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Spiced Pear Crumble with Vanilla Cream


  • Author: Vicki
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

Warm spicy pears topped with a sweet buttery crumble and finished off with a dollop of freshly whipped vanilla cream.


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Ingredients

For the Pear Filling

  • 1 x 800g tin pears
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar

For the Crumble Topping

  • 160 g plain flour
  • 115 g cold unsalted butter
  • 80 g brown sugar

For the Whipped Cream

  • 200g cold whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C (170° fan forced).
  2. For the Pear Filling: Drain the pears and place them into a large bowl. Cut roughly into bite size pieces, add the spices and brown sugar and toss to combine. Arrange equally into four oven safe dishes or one large shallow dish.
  3. For the Crumble Topping: Weigh the flour, butter and sugar into the Thermomix bowl and mix for 15-25 sec/speed 5. (It should look a bit like sand but be careful not to over mix or it will become pastry!). If you don’t own a Thermomix then a food processor will work or you could use the old fashioned method of rubbing the mixture in between your fingers and thumb.
  4. Scatter the crumble mixture over the pears and press down slightly with the back of a fork.
  5. Bake in the oven for 35-45 minutes until lightly golden on top and the pears start to bubble underneath.
  6. For the Cream: Pour the cream and vanilla extract into a bowl and whisk until stiff peaks form. See my tips for whipping cream here.
  7. Serve while hot and enjoy!

Notes

To make ahead and freeze:  Make the crumble, cover and freeze before baking. Defrost it overnight in the fridge and then bake as normal.

  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Thermomix

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 290
  • Calories: 554
  • Sugar: 41.5g
  • Sodium: 13mg
  • Fat: 24g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 83.5g
  • Fiber: 7.5g
  • Protein: 5.2g
  • Cholesterol: 62mg

Keywords: Pear Crumble

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