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
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.