Pear and date crumble with honey oat topping

This mouthwatering pear and date crumble stirs in sweet honey and a generous hint of spices for a warming winter dessert.

  • 20 mins preparation
  • 40 mins cooking
  • Serves 8
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Pear and date crumble with honey oat topping
  • 3 medium (690g) firm pears
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) water
  • 1 strip lemon rind
  • 3 fresh dates (70g), seeded, chopped
  • 2/3 cup (100g) wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 1/4 cup (20g) rolled oats
  • 60 gram reduced-fat spread
  • 2 tablespoon yellow box honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Pear and date crumble with honey oat topping
  • 1
    Preheat oven to moderate (180°C/160°C fan-forced). Grease a shallow 1 litre (4 cup) ovenproof dish.
  • 2
    Peel, core and slice pears. Combine pears, the water and rind in a large pan; cook, uncovered, for about 10 minutes or until pears are just tender. Remove from heat; discard rind, stir in dates.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, sift flour into a small bowl, stir in oats. Rub in and spread with fingertips; then stir in honey and spices.
  • 4
    Place pear mixture in prepared dish and sprinkle with crumble mixture. Bake for about 30 minutes or until browned lightly.


Not suitable to freeze. Pear mixture suitable to microwave.

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