In the mood for Easy Pear Crumble

Healthy, low kilojoule, low fat, high fibre dessert recipe

There’s something so comforting about a fruit crumble don’t you think? And easy? Oh, so easy. All you need is seasonal fruit, a little sugar and spice and a quick, light crumble mixture. Voila!

Pears are in season at the moment so they’re perfect for this warming winter crumble. I’ve matched the pears with ginger because they are natural besties and may just curl your toes with happiness, but you could just as easily use apples and cinnamon which is another classic combo.


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To keep the crumble mixture light, I’ve reduced the sugar content (you just don’t need loads of sugar as the fruit is naturally sweet) and opted for light margarine/butter. This reduces the kilojoules/calories and fat content, not to mention the saturated fat. Honestly, you would never know it’s a lighter crumble it’s so delicious but don’t take my word for it, make it, make it now!


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Healthy Pear Crumble

Serves 4
Per serve: 1131.9kj (269.5cals); 5g total fat (1.2g saturated fat); 7g fibre

4 large ripe pears (880g), peeled, cored
¼ cup water
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp freshly grated ginger
½ cup quick oats*
¼ cup wholemeal flour
¼ cup sugar
½ tsp cinnamon
1 tsp powdered ginger
30g light margarine or butter


Heat oven to 200°C.

Roughly chop pears and place into a saucepan along with water, sugar and grated ginger. Bring to a simmer, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Place into a shallow casserole or pie dish (or 4 ramekins if you like an individual crumble).

Place oats, wholemeal flour, sugar, cinnamon, powdered ginger and light margarine/butter into a bowl and combine well using your hands until you have a breadcrumb consistency. Sprinkle crumble over pears. Bake for 25 minutes until golden. Serve on its own or with a little light custard or ice-cream.

*If you don’t have quick oats, just pop what you’ve got in the food processor and pulse a few times to break it down a little before mixing with other ingredients.


Healthy eating!




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