A classic pairing of pears and ginger makes this Fresh Pear and Ginger Crumble a dessert you will not soon forget. Serve warm right out of the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the ultimate treat. Easy enough to make on a weeknight too.
Think gooey, not-to-sweet, rustic and textural nirvana. It's one of those crumbles you can serve with ice cream because it's not over-the-top sweet. It is hands down one of my most favorite desserts. The crunchy topping with oats really makes it special.
The pears and freshly grated ginger leave you wondering why you have not put these two ingredients together previously. They are a magical pairing.
Bosc pears are the perfect choice for this recipe. Their flesh is more dense than other pears, which makes them perfect for baking. They also have a complex flavor, which is not overwhelmed when using with a strong spice like cinnamon.
I peel my pears with a potato peeler and then slice them into 1" pieces, but they do not have to be uniform in size whatsoever. I toss them immediately with lemon juice to keep them from browning.
I would be lying if I didn't say the rustic, oatmeal topping is my favorite part of the recipe. It is absolutely a stunning addition to the pear filling.
I let it rest for about 15 minutes before digging in with a spoon.
Look at that topping.
There will not be any leftovers so you might want to make two.
Fresh Pear and Ginger Crumble
Other Pear Crumbles You Might Enjoy: