Friday, January 21, 2011

Pear Blackberry Crumble

The other day I was taking inventory and seeing what was readily available in my refrigerator and I found 6 pears with some bruises. I don’t know about you but little Miss J will not eat any bruised fruit unless I disguise it by chopping it up and baking or cooking with it. So I started looking in the freezer too and I found a bag of frozen Blackberries that I had froze this past summer. What a find! So today I am going to make for you a Pear with Blackberry Crumble and wow is it delicious.

Pear with Blackberry Filling Ingredients:
6 pears peeled and sliced
2 cups blackberries
½ cup sugar
1/4 cup corn starch
Pam Cooking Spray

Mrs Mix It’s Famous Crumble Topping Ingredients:
1/4 pound butter (1 Stick)
1 ½ cups gluten free Oats
½ cup Brown sugar
3/4 cup gluten free flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a large bowl combined sugar and corn starch and set aside.

Next peel and thinly slice pears.

Add Frozen Blackberries
Next Combine fruit and corn starch mixture toss until evenly coated

Spray a 9 x 13 pan with spray
Poor Pear blueberry filling in greased pan.

Next make Crumble, Take butter and cut into cubes add flour, oats, and sugar and take off your rings because this involves your hands to mix. Mix and knead until well mixed together it should form clumps of the crumble.

I hold my hand around pan when pouring crumble on top of fruit mixture, so you do not have a lot of spillage on your baking sheet. Place in the preheated oven at 350 degrees for 50 min.

Let cool for about 20 min. serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.


Sheila Fretz


  1. We love crumbles around here!! I love the flavors together! Great way to use up the contents of your fridge/freezer :)

  2. Seriously drooling! Great flavor combo!

  3. I have to admit that I am sometimes guilty of tossing fruit when its bruised, but you really have me feeling inspired to use those opportunities to be creative rather than wasteful. Your pear/blackberry crumble is an absolute creative culinary triumph!