Autumn pear and rhubarb crumble

Written by kim cotton on . Posted in all, On Health & Happiness

To me Autumn is all golden and brown and pear crumbly.

Autumn tastes

Where orange and tanned leaves glisten strong like polished leather before fading to the chill of the evening’s descent.

Autumn beauty

Autumn is a time for friends and gathering, for cuddling into old comfortable woollens and feeling the rush of a crisp breeze against the warmth of a still strong sun.

Autumn champagne

It’s a time for rambling, and swings, anticipation of lovely stews and cooking feasts.

Autumn on a swing

And it’s a time for pear and rhubarb crumble.

Autumn crumble

No wonder it’s a favourite time of year.

Pear and rhubarb crumble

4 pears – any variety  

1 bunch rhubarb

1 cinnamon stick

1 cup whole meal flour

1 vanilla essence

2T water

1/2 and a  bit of brown sugar

1 handful of oats (optional)

140grams unsalted  butter

How to make rhubarb and pear crumble

Wash then slice the rhubarb, carefully removing the bottom parts and any part that is too green. Peel and core the pears and cut up into chunky pieces. Throw into a cast iron pot with the cinnamon stick and about 2 tablespoons of water. Mix together the flour, oats, sugar and vanilla essence. Add in the butter in pieces and begin rubbing with your fingertips until the mixture is combined and crumbly. Sprinkle the mixture across the fruit and press together some of the crumble into little balls for a more crunchy effect. Bake for about 30 to 40 minutes at 180 degrees C. Make sure you don’t put a lid on it. The crumble is ready when the fruit is soft and resting in a syrupy consistency. Serve with either fresh runny cream, double cream or ice cream.

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Comments (11)

  • Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me

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    Nice to see a post from you and you both look so nice and cosy in that photo! Still so hot here, I’m in shorts and t-shirt!! Have a great week ahead Kim. Em x

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    • Kim

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      Come down and get a change of seasons – queenslanders get it too easy 🙂

      Reply

  • Rita @ The Crafty Expat

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    Yum! Delicious Kim! I love autumn, especially when all the leaves turn red and orange! Beautiful!

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    • Kim

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      Must be beautiful in your part of the world Rita x

      Reply

  • older mum in a muddle

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    Yum, yummy, that looks so delicious! Hope Autumn is treating you well. :o). X

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    • Kim

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      Loving Autumn!!

      Reply

  • iSophie

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    Oh yummy! I love a good crumble. I love the colours of autumn for taking photos, but I hate that it means winter is coming. #teamIBOT

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    • Kim

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      M&M I know, I love winter too – for about a month, then I’m ready for the warmth again.

      Reply

  • kaz @ melting moments

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    Yum, yum, yum! I always leave the crumble for mum to cook but I may just have to try this one for myself 🙂

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    • Kim

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      It’s definitely a tried and true recipe, one of our faves 🙂

      Reply

  • EssentiallyJess

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    This is my first autumn, so I’m only just starting to really appreciate all of what you right here.
    Also now I want champagne

    Reply

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