Easy Apple and Pear Crumble…A Sweet Treat

Easy Apple and Pear Crumble


  • 4 -5 apples
  • 4 -5 pears (if using other mixed fruits instead, just be sure to have about 4 lbs total)
  • 3 Tablespoons  lemon juice
  • 1⁄2cup sugar
  • 1⁄2cup raisins
  • 1 dash nutmeg
  • 1 dash cinnamon (or any other spice you love!)
  • Crumble

  • 2⁄3cup flour
  • 3⁄4cup brown sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1⁄4teaspoon nutmeg
  • 5 Tablespoons  butter
  • 2 Tablespoons ice water
  • 1 cup rolled oats


  1. Prepare fruit (peel, pit, whatever it takes). If large, cut into 1/4 thick slices.
  2. Toss in a bowl with lemon juice, sugar and raisins and a bit of nutmeg and cinnamon.
  3. Combine the flour, sugar, salt and spices.
  4. Cut in the butter and mix till mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. There should be no big chunks of butter left. (use a food processor or cut in with hands.)
  5. Sprinkle in the ice water, mix till the crumble mixture holds together and forms little clumps.
  6. Add the rolled oats and mix. If the mixture seems sticky, add more oats.
  7. Spread fruit evenly in a large glass or ceramic baking dish.
  8. Scatter topping evenly over the fruit, leaving some of it in larger chunks and some in fine crumbles.
  9. Bake the Crumble at 375 for about 40-45 minutes or until the top is crisp and brown and the juice is bubbling up around the edges.
  10. Serve it hot or warm, with ice cream, whipped cream, or all by itself.

Enjoy!                                           Romans 8:35-39

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This recipe by Tisha Johnson Matthews, of Sweet Basil Farm & Gardens.Special thanks to J. David Matthews, of Barnesville, Georgia for support and patience with all that I try and test.

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