Peach pear crumble with almond flakes, a scrumptious dessert that brings together soft juicy fruit and a crunchy almond oat topping. Beautifully moist and flavourful, this crumble is a family favourite dessert.
Crumble is truly a classic British pudding, with apple being probably the most-loved one, although peach, plum, rhubarb, berries, pear are also common. The pudding became very popular during World War Il, when food rationing was in place, thus the topping was a far more economical alternative to the more sophisticated pie pastry.
For my crumble l used plain flour, jumbo oats, ground and flaked almonds, although you can make it only using flour, if you wish or do not have the other ingredients.The buttery flour will create a golden topping, while the fruit will be bubbly hot and moist.
Even if the topping is buttery, the crumble is not heavy at all, on the contrary, the fruits give it a fresh touch. I opted for canned fruit, rather than fresh, as l wanted the fruit to be really sweet. However, if the fruit are in season, so they are juicy and fully ripen, then by all means, go for the fresh ones. Peaches are not that yummy out of their season, at least not the ones the supermarkets sell us.
Kids seem to really enjoy crumbles, probably because they are fruity. I honestly love any kind of crumble, the more fruit, the better. It can be topped with custard, cream or ice cream, if you want to make it extra indulgent, but if you don’t happen to have any of these, that’s not the end of the world, the crumble is a treat on its own.
In the above photo you can see the before and after baking, l just love the colours. Do take care when removing it from the oven, the crumble is really hot, and a tad messy. What a treat, perfect for a lazy day, when you’d give anything for a lush dessert.
Another peachy dessert l absolutely love is the Peach rice pudding, a favourite in my family. Desserts go down a treat with us, and they hardly ever survive another day. They are meant to be eaten up anyway, right?
Peach pear crumble with alomnd flakes, a scrumptious British dessert. Beautifully moist,, with a crunnchy topping, this crumble is the perfect weekend treat.
- 200 g canned peaches in juice (1 cup)
- 200 g canned pears in juice (1 cup)
- 80 g plain flour (2/3 cup)
- 50 g butter ((1/4 cup)
- 50 g jumbo oats (1/2 cup)
- 25 g ground almonds ( 2 tbsp)
- 50 g almond flakes (2 tbsp)
- 1 tbsp caster sugar
- 1 tbsp vanilla sugar
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. (375 Fahrenheit)
Drain the peaches and pears and chop them roughly, then tip them in a baking dish.
Sprinkle 25 g of almond flakes and 1 tbsp of vanilla sugar on top.
Cut the butter in cubes and rub it into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbles.
Add the ground almonds, caster sugar, oats and vanilla extract and mix well.
Crumble the mixture on top of the fruit, then sprinkle some almond flakes.
Bake for 1 hour or until golden brown.
Serve with cream, custard or icecream