I wish you could understand Portuguese so you could here a joke I made up this morning about pears and pomegranates...It was so hilarious that I posted on my Instagram and I believe I made 3 people laugh...
Anyways, bad jokes apart that might not make us laughing to tears, this crumble turned out so delicious I might drop some tears when I finish it...
I just regret I didn't have enough pears to make a big size crumble. I made just a mini-one that should be ok for 4 portions (I hope J. doesn't want to eat it this time hihihi...).
Instead of pears you can use apples (ripe pippin apples work the best). I have already shared an apple red berry crumple recipe here on the blog (recipe here) but today was time for Mrs Pear and Mrs Pomegranate to shine on the crumble show...Colors speak by themselves...
I have the feeling that this crumble doesn't survive the night...
Pear Pomegranate Chocolate Crumble
Preparation Time: 2 minutes
Cooking Time: 12 minutes stove + 15 minutes oven
Difficulty Level: Easy
Cost: ~3,10 € (in Portugal)
Nutritional Information (per portion): 320 Kcal, 5.2 g protein, 57.2 g carbs, 10 g fat
5 Pears (~750 g)
1 small Pomegranate (~160 g)
1/2 tbsp Coconut Sugar (or other natural sweetener)
Zest from 1/2 Lemon (prefer organic)
1/4 tsp Vanilla powder
1 Cinnamon Stick
For the Crumble:
1/3 cup rolled Oats (~40 g)
1/3 cup Oat flour (~45 g)
2 tbsp Coconut Oil, melted
1+1/2 tbsp Coconut Sugar (~25 g)
1 tbsp pure Cacao Powder
10-12 Almonds, roughly chopped
1. Peel the pears and remove the inner core. Chop the pears into small chunks and place them in a small pot. Add in the cinnamon stick and place it over low it. Cook for about 10 minutes.
2. When pears start to look soft but not too mushy add in the coconut sugar, the lemon zest and the vanilla powder. Stir to incorporate and keep cooking for another 2-3 minutes.
3. Remove from heat and discard the cinnamon stick. Pour pears into a oven-safe swallow dish and sprinkle the pomegranate arils on top. Reserve.
4. Prepare the crumble by mixing all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. It should look like wet sand. Spread the crumble over the fruit and plate it in the pre-heated oven at 360 F/180 ºC for about 15-20 minutes (keep a close eye on it so it doesn't burn). Serve hot or cold.
I hope you enjoy this recipe! Much color to your lifes!...