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by michelle

rhubarb, apple and pear crumble

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This crumble has the most delicious balance of fruit and spicy topping.

rhubarb-apple-and-pear-crumble

Cut a bunch of fresh rhubarb into slices and place in a large bowl. Add 5 sweet apples (I used golden delicious) and 4 pears all peeled, cored and cut into chunks. Add 2 tablespoons of sugar and the grated zest of ½ a lemon. Mix well to combine then spread into an oven dish. For the topping, roughly crush a 250g (8.8 oz) packet of Dutch Speculaas (these cookies have enough spices to flavour the entire crumble) and mix with 2 cups of rolled oats, 85g (3 oz) of melted butter, ½ a cup of brown sugar and ½ a cup of chopped roasted almonds. Spread evenly over the fruit and bake in a moderate oven until crisp and browned. Serve hot or cold with thick cream.

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Written by michelle picker

January 28, 2013 at 10:03 am

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