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Pear, Apple, & Ginger Crumble Recipe

Superbowl Sunday is a day, not only to watch the Superbowl on television, but also to eat, eat, eat. And, what most participants want to eat, eat, eat is not healthy stuff, fru-fru stuff, or gourmet stuff. Superbowl food is hearty, filling, fattening, unhealthy, stick-to-the-ribs, and just plain yummy. Chicken wings, calorie laden dips, filling stews, soups, and chilies, or substantial sandwiches make up the snacks and main dishes; for dessert, old-fashioned cookies (dozens per person) and home-style bakes like this delicious Pear, Apple, & Ginger Crumble served with warm English custard or scoops of rich, full-fat ice cream, complete the menu.
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This delicious crumble is actually traditional English Pub food, and will satisfy even the most discriminating armchair quarterback or sports enthusiast. A mix of pears, apples, and candied ginger (which gives it a little sass) is topped with a crumbly crisp topping – mmmmmm! Served warm, room temperature, or cold, there won’t be even a morsel left after the game.

Pears and apples are definitely at their best since they are in season; candied ginger is available in the Asian section of most larger grocery stores and of course at Asian markets.

8 Servings

1 pound ripe pears, (about 3 medium) pared, cored, and sliced
1 pound tart apples, (about 3 medium) pared, cored, and sliced
1/4 cup crystallized ginger, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup brown sugar (more or less depending on the sweetness of the fruit)

Topping
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
pinch salt
1/2 cup butter
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Mix the pears, apples, ginger, and brown sugar; transfer to a 9 x 9" glass baking dish.

  3. Mix the brown sugar, flour, and salt; cut in the butter until it looks like coarse crumbs.

  4. Pour the mixture over the fruit mixture and press down a little.

  5. Bake 45-55 minutes or until the fruit is bubbly and the topping is crisp.

  6. Serve with warm custard or ice cream.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 307 Calories from Fat 109
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 36% Protein 3% Carb. 62%

Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 12 g
Saturated Fat 7 g
Cholesterol 31 mg
Sodium 416 mg
Total Carbohydrate 47 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 2 g

Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 14% Calcium 0% Iron 13%


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