Pear and apple crumble with honey mascarpone

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By: Aaron Craze From: Market Kitchen

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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3 / 5 (50 votes)

Prep time:
20 min
Cook time:
25 min

Aaron Craze prepares an easy and delicious crunchy fruit crumble – without an oven


1. For the crumble: put the muesli in a mixing bowl and remove any really large pieces of dried fruit. Add the butter, light brown sugar and flour and rub lightly between your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

2. Place the crumble in a single layer in a large frying pan and toast the mixture over a medium heat, stirring occasionally, until golden. Set aside in a warm place.

3. For the fruit: put the apple and pear wedges in a small frying pan, add a splash of olive oil and place over a medium heat. Sprinkle over a generous amount of light brown sugar, making sure the tops of all the pieces of fruit are covered so the sugar can caramelise properly. When the fruit is golden underneath, turn it over. Add the bay and cinnamon and cook for a further minute.

4. Pour in the vin santo and simmer until all the liquid has evaporated (this will burn off the alcohol). Add a splash of water to the pan to create a sauce and continue cooking until the sauce thickens a little.

5. For the honey mascarpone: stir the honey and mascarpone together in a small bowl until well combined.

6. To serve, spoon the apple and pear mixture into a dessert bowl. Sprinkle the crumble mixture on top and serve the honey mascarpone on the side.

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Vin Santo is a sweet desert wine (Italian I think), hope that helps... I didn't bother with it and I am sure water would have the same function.

Scottydog Scottydog  Posted 13 Nov 2011 3:04 PM

I would love to try this but what is Vin Santo? - obviously an alcoholic drink. If someone could let me know or perhaps tell me what I could use instead I would be much obliged as I want to try this recipe (sounds perfect for cold nights in).

The Cherub The Cherub  Posted 09 Feb 2010 3:49 PM

what I leared making this is that you need to use proper museli, which I didn't have, and found out the 'crumble' doesnt work using harvest crunch type stuff. The cooked fruit with mascarpone & honey was pretty yummy though, I hope other people's crumble works!

Scottydog Scottydog  Posted 27 Sep 2009 11:19 PM