Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Pear and Plum Crumble

So I had a bunch of left over plums and pears that were needing to be used before they went bad. I decided to make a crumble out of them. It was really yummy warm and really great cold. I will be posting the recipe for the crust, pie filing, and the crumble topping.

Tools for all recipes:

Cutting Board
Saute Pan
Pie Dish
2 Mixing Bowls
Measuring Cups
Pastry Cutter or 2 Butter Knives
Plastic Wrap

Ingredients for Crust:

1 1/4 C Flour
1/4 C Sugar, for sweet crusts, you can take it out for a savory pie
1/8 tsp Salt
4oz Chilled Butter, diced
4 Tbs Ice Water, may need more depending on how dry the flour is


In large mixing bowl add flour, sugar, salt and diced butter. Using a pastry cutter or two butter knives and work in the butter until the mixture resembles cornmeal or the butter is the size of peas. Add the water a tablespoon at a time. Mix and add water until crust is in a dough shape. Knead a couple times then wrap in plastic wrap and chill in refridgerator for 30 minutes.

Roll out and place in pie dish. Set in fridge until ready for pie filling.

Ingredients for Pie Filling:

8 Pears, peeled and sliced
8 Plums, sliced
1/8 C Sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Nutmeg
1 tsp All Spice
1/4 tsp Salt


Place all ingredients in saute pan and cook for about 10 minutes. Place in pie shell. Pre-heat oven to 350ยบ F.

Ingredients for Crumble Topping:

1/4 C Oats
1/8 C Sugar
3 Tbs Butter, diced
1 tsp Cinnamon
4 Tbs Diced Pecans


Combine all ingredients and place on top of the pie. Bake pie for 30 to 40 minutes or until shell is brown and pie filling is bubbling. 

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