Blueberry Pear Crumble-- served with a scoop of vanilla icecream, this is the perfect simple dessert.

Blueberry Pear Crumble

One of the best things about summer is the prevalence of delicious fruit which can serve as the basis for many delicious desserts like this Blueberry Pear Crumble.

blueberry pear crumble--a quick and easy cobbler to make good use of late summer's harvest of fruit

The end of blueberry season coincides with the beginning of pear season.  What better way to celebrate the combination than with this delicious dessert?  This dessert was inspired by my Apple Crisp, and the presence of some ripe pears and blueberries that were sharing space in my  kitchen.  Why shouldn’t I combine the two into a crumble?

There were some very ripe pears in my kitchen that I used for blueberry pear crumbleYou may be wondering about crumbles.  According to several sources, a crumble is a dessert made from fruit baked and topped with an oat based streusel.  This is exactly how I made my Apple Crisp, so perhaps, I didn’t make a crisp. Maybe I made an apple crumble.   There are those who say that a crisp should never contain oats, but others say it’s okay for oats to be in your crisp topping.  I’m no naming expert, but I know that this recipe tastes very good, and I decided to call it a crumble.  There is something about the addition of the blueberries to the pears that brings a depth of flavor that doesn’t exist when it is made with only one type of fruit.

The process was very simple.  It was basically the same process as when I made the apple crisp.

This recipe fills an 8×8” pan.  If you need a bigger dessert, double the recipe and use a 9×13” pan.   The whole thing is very simple.  First you need to grease the bottom and sides of a baking pan.grease the baking pan with buter before assembling the blueberry pear crumbleThen,  slice  4 medium pears, removing the seeds and stem.  Peeling the pears is optional, but we prefer our pears peeled when they go into desserts.  pear slices for the blueberry pear crumbleI leave that decision up to you.  These 4 pears will give you about 4 cups of  slices.Arrange the pear slices in the baking pan for the blueberry pear crumbleArrange the pear slices in the bottom of a well greased baking pan, then top them with about 1 cup of blueberries.  I used fresh, but frozen will also work.

berries are added to the pear slices for the blueberry pear crumbleIn a separate bowl, mix together the brown sugar, flour, oats, softened butter, cinnamon and nutmeg.  I have a friend who despises nutmeg.  When I make this for her, I leave the nutmeg out and add more cinnamon.the topping is mixed and ready to top the blueberry pear crumbleMix these together and sprinkle evenly on top of the pears and blueberries.the topping is being spread over the blueberries and pears for the blueberry pear crumblePut the pan into the oven and bake for 30 minutes at 350° or until the topping is golden and the fruit is tender.The blueberry pear crumble was placed into the preheated oven.Our family thinks that this is best when served warm with ice cream, but it’s delicious however you serve it.blueberry pear crumble served ala mode with vanilla icecreamHere’s the recipe.  Give it a try.  Leave us a comment to let us know what you think.

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Blueberry Pear Crumble
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Serves: 6
 
The beginning of pear season coincides with the end of blueberry season and combining both fruits in this dessert adds a depth of flavor that's impossible to achieve with only one. This recipe is very easy to prepare. Served warm from the oven and topped with a scoop of ice cream, it's sure to impress your guests.
Ingredients
  • 4 medium pears, sliced (about 4 cups)
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup all purpose or whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup oats (quick cooking or old fashioned oats both work well in this recipe)
  • ⅓ cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Grease and 8x8 baking pan (use a square pan, not a round one)
  3. Arrange sliced pears on the bottom of the pan.
  4. Sprinkle blueberries evenly over the pear slices.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix together the brown sugar, flour, oats, butter, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  6. Blend well.
  7. Sprinkle the butter flour, oat, and spice mixture over the fruit.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes at 350° until the topping is golden and the fruit tender.
  9. Serve warm with ice cream.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 319
% Daily Value
Total Fat 11.1g
17%
Saturated Fat 6.6g
33%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 27mg
9%
Sodium 80mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates 55.5g
18%
Dietary Fiber 6.1g
24%
Sugars 33.7g
Protein 2.8g
Vitamin A 7%
Vitamin C 16%
Calcium 4%
Iron 8%

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