Festive Pear and Pomegranate Crumble

This Pear and Pomegranate Crumble is the perfect dessert for a special occasion or holiday feast. Pomegranate juice adds a festive twist to this comforting dessert favourite.

Pear and Pomegranate Crumble served in individual white ramekins sprinkled with pomegranate seeds

If you ask me, I think this Pear and Pomegranate Crumble would be the perfect ending to a luscious holiday lunch or dinner.

The tasty and lightly spiced fruit filling of this festive Pear and Pomegranate Crumble melts in your mouth, while the crumble topping is perfectly crunchy. Your guests will love this special, yet comforting holiday dessert!

This Pear and Pomegranate Crumble is very easy to make, and given that time is crucial when you prepare your holiday meal, this is a big bonus.

Initially, I wanted to make a this crumble recipe with cranberries, but guess what, they are nowhere to be found here in Sydney. Fresh, frozen, dried… There’s no way you’ll find cranberries. Maybe I didn’t look at the right places, who knows?

But anyways, I had to change my dessert plans. And I’m glad I did because this Pomegranate Pear Crumble is really good as it is!

Side view of Pear and Pomegranate Crumble served in individual white ramekins sprinkled with pomegranate seeds

The first time I tried this Pomegranate Pear Crumble, I used pomegranate arils and juice for the crumble filling. Solal and I both agreed that the taste was nice but the crunch of the pomegranate seeds was really unpleasant.

So, when I made this crumble for the second time, I left out the arils and just kept the pomegranate juice. If you like their “crunchiness”, add the seeds of half a pomegranate with the pear mixture. Your choice!

Individual Pear and Pomegranate Crumbles in white ramekins sprinkled with pomegranate seeds on a red festive napkin with a pomegranate in the background

 

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Festive Pear and Pomegranate Crumble topped with pomegranate seeds served in individual ramekins
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Festive Pear and Pomegranate Crumble

This Pear and Pomegranate Crumble is the perfect dessert for a special occasion or holiday feast. Pomegranate juice and pomegranate seeds add a festive twist to this comforting dessert favourite. Serve it fresh out of the oven with vanilla ice cream.

Course brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword baked, comfort food, crumble, dessert, festive, holidays, pear, pomegranate, spices
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6 ramequins
Calories 410 kcal

Ingredients

For the fruits

  • 6 pears peeled and finely cubed
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice

For the topping

  • 6 oz all-purpose flour about 1 1/3 cups
  • 3 oz unsalted butter about 3/4 stick, cut into small chunks
  • 3 oz sugar about 1/3 cup
  • pomegranate arils to serve - optional
  • vanilla ice cream - optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F / 200C.

For the filling:

  1. In a large bowl, mix together pears, cornstarch, clove, cinnamon, honey and pomegranate juice.
  2. Transfer this fruit mixture into a large non-stick skillet and cook on medium-high heat until juice has thickened, about 10-15 minutes, stirring regularly.

For the crumble topping:

  1. Meanwhile, prepare the crumble topping. In a medium bowl, add flour and rub the butter into it until it resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in sugar and mix well.

Assemble:

  1. Divide pear mixture into 8 ramequins or a baking dish. Generously top with crumble topping and bake for 30 minutes if using ramequins, and 45 if using a baking dish, or until the crumble topping is golden brown.

  2. Sprinkle the baked crumble with pomegranate arils and serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Nutrition Facts
Festive Pear and Pomegranate Crumble
Amount Per Serving (1 ramequin)
Calories 410 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Potassium 325mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 75g 25%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 42g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 9.3%
Calcium 3%
Iron 9.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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2 Comments
  1. I can really picture this crumble as the highlight of my Christmas dinner, served with a big scoop of ice cream and maybe a mug of mulled wine! YUM!

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