June 18, 2012

Pear and Maple Crumble ~ for Bake Along #26

I am baking this for the first time. I done crumble on buns and bread but never on fruits. When i go thru the recipe, only then i found it is not that difficult to make. It is simple but the result is so awesome.

I really love the crunchy crumbles with walnuts and pistachio. (I added a little pistachio in the crumble since i have some..:p) The pear is soft and crispy after bake with crumble and the lovely smell of the maple syrup.

I chose Forelle pears to bake this. 


In Season: October - March
Flavor Profile: crisp, tangy, and refreshingly sweet

The Forelle is an uncommon variety known for its smaller size and its unique yellow-green skin that is naturally decorated with crimson freckles. It has a crisp texture even when ripe, and is perfect for snacking, cooking, and pairing with wine and cheese...For what they lack in size, Forelle pears make up in sweet flavor and beautiful appearance. Know as a great "snacking" pear. Forelles are as wonderful to eat as they are beautiful to see on display!....information from

~The label says it is 'Crisp & Sweet'~

~Peel and core the pears~

This is another Bake Along event and it the #26 Bake Along. Its fun and i benefit a lot following this event. Thanks to the ladies who organised..they are Joyce @ Kicthen Flavours, Lena @ Frozen Wings and Zoe @Bake for Happy Kids.
The recipe chosen for Bake Along #26 was Pear and Maple Crumble from Bon Appetit.  

Pear and Maple Crumble
Adapted from here
(I make 1/3 of the ingredients and used 2 round ramekins and 3 tear drops shape ramekins)
 For topping:
1 cup (110 grams) all purpose flour
1 cup (100 grams) walnuts 
2/3 cup (135 grams) (packed) golden brown sugar 
1/2 cup (115 grams) chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
 For pears:
3 1/2 pounds (1.5 kilograms) firm but ripe pears ~ peeled, cored, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2/3 cup pure maple syrup (I didn't have any so I used 'M' Pancake syrup)
1/2 cup (50 grams) raisins (I add a teaspoon of dried cranberries) 
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 
1 tablespoon finely chopped crystallized ginger (I didn't have any of this too) 
Sour cream ( i use home made vanilla ice cream)
To do:
Make topping: 
Combine all ingredients in processor. Process until walnuts are coarsely chopped and small moist clumps form. ( mui mui hand made this with a butter knife into coarse crumble) Transfer topping to medium bowl.
Cover and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. 

~walnuts and pistachios~

 ~ mui mui hand mixed the crumble coarsely ~

~my 'M' hotcake syrup with maple flavour~

~Pouring the hotcake syrup (maple syrup) into the pears~

~Let stand for 15 minutes~

~Spoon into baking pan or ramekins~

~Topped with crumbles and bake~

Make pears:
 Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350°F. 
Toss all ingredients in large bowl to blend. Let stand 15 minutes. 
Transfer pear mixture to baking dish.(mui mui used ramekins)
Sprinkle topping over pears. 
Bake until pears are tender, juices bubble thickly and topping is golden and crisp, about 30 minutes. Let stand at least 10 minutes. Serve warm.

~i bake them in 2 rounds and 3 tear drop ramekins..Oops! 1 is missing..:p

~Moist and juicy pear, crunchy and yummy crumbles... serve warm~ 

 ~I serve mine with home made vanilla ice cream~
**will share my home made vanilla ice cream in my next post..:)

~From this picture ... I guess you will know is really delicious..:D..~

Please visit my dear Bake Along  baking buddies here


  1. Oh that is forelle pears. That was the one I bought from Tesco, guess right now is their season. Nice crumble and I'm waiting for your next post - home made vanilla ice cream...

  2. Delightful crumbles! We love it too! I love to see all the different pears that everyone use! Thank you for baking along with us!
    Wish you a wonderful week!

  3. Hi Angeline,
    Yes, these Forelle pears are reallly crispy and sweet.
    It is quite dear though..but nice..hehe
    Yes again, homemade vanilla ice cream coming...:D

  4. Hi Joyce,
    Thanks for compliments.
    Ya, love to see different version of Pear Maple crumble in Bake Along and all are very yummylicious.
    It's really wonderful to bake along with bake along buddies..: ) wish u have a lovely week ahead too...^^

  5. Mui Mui, thanks for ur nice and yummy crumble. Love it so much. Especially the walnut it very craipy.

  6. Huh, McDonald is selling their own brand of maple syrup? Interesting!

  7. ya。。。我看到了,吃完料的碗,卻沒敲我家門,問我要不要吃。。。唉。。。

  8. Totally agree with you that the aromas of maple syrup in this bake is simply beautiful. Glad that you like this recipe :D

  9. Hi Yiisan,
    You're welcome. I love the crumbles too..hehe

  10. Hi Jess,
    Sorry to miss lead you..hehe 'M' don't sale maple syrup. The pack of hotcake syrup with maple flavour you seen in my picture is the condiment given to my Shawn when we bought a breakfast set from McDonald the other day. I didn't have maple syrup at home..hehe I used this instead...:p

  11. 嗨!Fion,

  12. Hi Zoe,
    Yes, yes, I love the aromas of the maple syrup very much.
    Thanks to you for sharing such lovely recipes.
    Have a nice week ahead.

  13. Mui Mui, its a good idea to use McDonalds maple syrup :) Your crumble looks lovely. I really like your tear shaped bowl.

  14. gd morning!clever to use that mcd syrup..shall not waste!hehe! these are the same pears that i use, they are sweet, arent they? glad that you like this crumble just like the rest of us. Thanks for joining again!

  15. Hi Lena,
    Gd morning to you..: ) The Mcd syrup..hehe my Shawn doesn't like to add this on his hotcake...so I...
    Ya lor don't waste. Yes, we are using the same pears,they are so crispy and sweet like the lable said..:D
    Thanks to you three awesome ladies for hosting Bake Along...:D

  16. Hi Mich,
    Thanks for compliments.
    Hehe, that is the left over from my Shawn's take away.
    May be we can have a gift exchange .. your heart shape bowl and my tear shape bowl..LOL
    Have a lovely week ahead.

  17. I saw the same pear used by Lena, must get some to try out. Looking forward your homemade vanilla ice cream.

    1. Hi Sonia,
      These kind of pear really crispy and sweet. It is really good for baking cause these pear is firm and will not fall apart easily.
      It is good for snacking too.
      Hehe...have made the vanilla ice cream..and going to post it...^^

  18. Hi Mui Mui,your crumble look so good. Love the texture.

    Have a nice day.

    1. Hi Amelia ,
      Thanks for compliments. Yes, this recipe is a keeper.
      Have a great weekend ...:)

  19. I just bought these pears for prayers last weekend but don't know the name, now I do:D Was thinking of making this recipe too later in the week, yours looks delicious!

  20. yummm...sounds utterly delicious
    Tasty Appetite


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