Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pear,Chocolate and Almond Crumble



It is time to Punch!!Yes,our December Punch is here again and I am happy to be hosting it this time.Our challenge was a Crumble/Cobbler this month and I chose a Pear,Chocolate and Almond Crumble.

A crumble is a dish of  British origin that can be made in a sweet or savoury version, depending on ingredients used. A sweet variety usually contains stewed fruit topped with a crumbly mixture of fat(usually butter),flour and sugar.It is often served with custard,cream or ice-cream as a hearty, warm dessert after a meal.Popular fruits used in crumble include Apple,Blackberry,Peach,Rhubarb and Plum.[Source]


Few months back,I didn't know what a crumble was and now I am a convert.I love the flavor of caramelized fruits topped with the delicious crumble topping.I have tried an Apple Crumble version here.This recipe is almost similar but with a slight twist.Chocolate makes anything better,so I believe and it is true in this Crumble too.Little bites of chocolate in between crunchy crumble and soft pears,absolute YUM!!


Pear,Chocolate and Almond Crumble
Recipe minimally adapted from here

Ingredients

Pears - 2-3,peeled and chopped
Sugar - 3 tbsp
Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
Chocolate - 50 gms,roughly chopped

For the Crumble

Flour - 1/2 cup
Butter - 50 gms[I used only half and a bit more of it,so about 35 gms]
Sugar - 3 tbsp
Almonds - 1/4 cup,roughly chopped[measured after chopping]
Chocolate - 50 gms,roughly chopped 

Method

Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Grease an oven proof glass dish or a pie dish or individual ramekins.
In a medium bowl, mix together the pears,sugar, lemon zest and juice, and half the chocolate.
Divide the mixture between the glass dish or ramekins, spooning over any juice.


To make the crumble, place the flour and butter in a medium bowl and, with your fingertips, rub together until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar, almonds and remaining chocolate.
Spoon the crumble over the pears and press down lightly. 
Place the crumbles on a baking tray and bake for 30-35 minutes until golden and bubbling.



27 comments :

  1. So tempting to see the browned crispy top! Lovely!

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  2. Ah this months punch started and we've started drooling :) looks yummilicous

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  3. woo this is somthing new dish...very healthy indeed..

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  4. I love crumbles and this one looks perfect for the winter :-)

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  5. Looks yumm yumm :) something different and nice. This is my first impressive crumble recipe.. will give it a try soon :)

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  6. Gorgeous looking crumbles,loved it.

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  7. That looks very good! Thanks for choosing this recipe, Divya!

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  8. Nice browned crispy topping.; i am tempted again.

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  9. awesome combination,...looks so yum.

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  10. That is one pretty crumble! love the little chocolate pieces peeking above the crumble!

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  11. Yumm!! wat a beautiful looking crumble..

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  12. That looks delicious Divya! Care to share? :)

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  13. This is my kind of dessert with big servings of chocolate.Lovely looking
    crumble.

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  14. thats very tempting !! lov the pics!

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  15. I see crumbles everywhere! This is seriously tempting! :D

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  16. The host makes it best! Your crumble looks perfectly baked. Thanks for choosing this Divya!

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  17. Am going to make a MW apple and pear crumble this evening... wish me luck :)
    Yours looks great.

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  18. Crumble looks delicious with those chocolate in there!

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  19. This dish looks so tempting and delicious! Love the golden brown topping!

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  20. Hi Divya, came across your blog through the sweet punch site, which I came across thru Nag's edible garden...looking thru your blog now and loving the recipes...just wanted to know how do I contribute to the sweet punch event this month? Do I link to you or to sweet punch?

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  21. Looks Yummy and the pics are too good. Thank you for the challenge

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  22. Crumble looks gorgeous..Thanks for sharing..

    Chanchal
    RecipeRaaga.com

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  23. Looks yummy.. Will definitely try this...

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Divya.

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