I decided to have friends over for dinner last minute. I knew exactly what meal I would prepare but….clueless on a dessert. So I decide in Sewloveable fashion to make something I’ve never tested out before. Who does that????? Me apparently…..lol. My logic was I’ve made a Peach Crumble it’s just a few simple changes. So I figured this is totally doable.
Let’s dive right in and make something yummy together.
Ingredients for the Pear and Apple Filling:
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cane sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp of pumpkins spice
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 2/3 cup diced pears (about 3 pears)
2 1/2 cup chunky apple sauce( a little cheat for saving time)
1/4 tsp of citric acid or the juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp cornstarch, dissolved in 1 tablespoon water
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
Ingredients for the crumb topping
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup of Old Fashioned Oats
1 tsp of pumpkin spice
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 Tbs of organic vegetable shortening broken into 8 pieces
Preheat oven to 350 degrees .
To make the pear and apple filling:
In a large bowl, stir together sugars, flour, cinnamon and salt. Add pears and chunky apple sauce, vanilla, citric and gently toss to coat. Mix together cornstarch slurry and lemon juice (lemon juice only if your not using citric acid) and stir to get everything evenly incorporate. Place parchment in a your baking dish( I used a 9″ round) and add fruit mixture.
To make the crumb topping: In a medium bowl, combine dry ingredients, add in vegetable shortening pieces and vanilla, then combine with hands until crumbly.
Top peaches with half of the crumb topping. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes, then add remainder of the crumb topping. Reduce heat to 325 degrees and bake until golden and bubbling about 45 minutes or so. Remove from oven and let sit for 15 minutes before serving.
Then enjoy with or without toppings.
Until Next Time,