Pears and figs are both beautiful at the moment. Perfectly in season in Australia. In fact, as I type this, there is a fresh batch of figs on their way to me (on a flight from Hobart) with my sister from my mother’s garden in Hobart.
As the weather gets colder we start to crave warming comfort food. Crumbles are totally delicious, nutritious and are the ultimate comfort dessert in my option. They are so versatile: you can use any fruits you have on hand and can use so many different combinations of nuts, seeds and grains for the topping.
- 6 large firm pears
- 4 large figs
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1/4 cup wholemeal flour
- 1/4 cup almond meal
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup cold (solid) coconut oil
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
- Peel and finely slice the pears (discarding the core).
- Distribute the sliced pears into 4 individual ramekins or one medium oven proof dish.
- Squeeze the juice of the lemon over the pears to stop them browning.
- Cut the figs into 1/2 cm slices and distribute in a layer over the pears.
- Add the flour, almond meal, sugar, oats, solid coconut oil, cinnamon and lemon zest to your food processor and pulse gently for a few seconds until just combined.
- Spoon the 'crumble' on top of the fruit.
- Bake in a pre-heated moderate 180degC oven for 20 minutes.
- (Serves 4)