Pear, pecan & caramel crumble

Make the most of pears at the end of summer and transform them into a glorious crumble, alongside pecans and caramel. Enjoy warm with custard

  • Prep:20 mins
    Cook:1 hrs
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 432
  • fat 26g
  • saturates 11g
  • carbs 43g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 5g
  • protein 5g
  • salt 0.5g


  • 6 pears, peeled and sliced into 6 or 8 wedges
  • 3 tbsp caramel or salted caramel sauce (see tip below)
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 220g plain flour
  • 140g cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 50g light brown soft sugar
  • 100g pecans, chopped
  • custard, to serve


  1. Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put the pears in a medium baking dish and toss with the caramel sauce, vanilla bean paste and 1 tbsp water to coat.

  2. Put the flour, butter and sugar in a food processor and blitz to a crumb-like texture. Tip into a bowl and stir through the pecans. Scatter the mixture over the pears. Bake for 45 mins-1 hr until the crumble topping is crisp and the pears are tender. Serve warm with custard.

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