Zespri SunGold and Pear Crumble

A heart-warming winter dessert with a tropical twist that will have all the family smiling.

Serves: 4-6

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 40-45 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

What You’ll Need:

  • 4 pears, peeled and cored
  • 1tbsp dark brown sugar
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 Zespri SunGold kiwis, peeled
  • 200g plain flour
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g chilled butter, cubed
  • Optional: Mixed nuts and seeds

What To Do:

  • Pre-heat the oven to 200°C.
  • Roughly chop the pears and add to a saucepan with the dark brown sugar, lemon juice, ground ginger and ground cinnamon. Add a splash of water to the pan and heat gently.
  • Over a low heat, heat the mixture until it starts to bubble, the sugar has dissolved, and the pears have softened. If needed add a splash of water to make sure the mixture does not burn.
  • Roughly chop the Zespri SunGold kiwis and add to the pan, stirring to coat them in all the sticky sugary mix.
  • Take off the heat and pour into a baking dish.
  • Make the crumble topping: In a mixing bowl, combine the flour and caster sugar. Add the cubed butter and using the tips of your fingers, rub the butter through the flour mix to form a breadcrumb like consistency. Be careful not to overwork it or the crumble will become heavy.
  • If using, roughly chop a selection of mixed nuts and seeds and stir through the crumble mix.
  • Spoon the crumble mix onto the top of the baking dish and bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes until golden brown and bubbling.
  • Serve warm with ice cream, cream or custard.


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