Thursday, 27 December 2012

My hungry stomach moans: crrrrrrrr...umble! With pears & chocolate

Did you know that:
  • There are over 3000 varieties of pears grown around the world.
  • Pears are native to Asia and Europe. The first pear tree was planted in North America in 1620.
  • Pears are a member of the rose family.
  • In the Odyssey, Homer called the pear a "gift from the Gods."
  • The Chinese considered the pear, which they call "li," to be a symbol of immortality. The destruction of a pear tree symbolized tragic or untimely death.
  • In Chinese, fen li means both "to share a pear" and "to separate." Therefore, it is considered bad luck in China to share a pear because it may lead to separation of friends or lovers.
  • Before tobacco was introduced in Europe, pear leaves were smoked.
  • The Bartlett is the most popular variety of pear in the United States. In Europe, the Bartlett is known as the Williams. It got its American name when a Bostonian named Enoch Bartlett bought a pear orchard and, not knowing the pears already had a name, began distributing them as Bartlett pears.
  • You can use them as an alternative to apples to bake a delicious crumble!

for the crumble topping
225 gr. plain or wholewheat flour
75 gr. butter at room temperature
75g - 110g brown sugar
for the filling
900g of pears
chocolate chips

What to do:
Pre-heat the oven to 180°C. Peel, chop, and place the pears into a casserole dish and spinkle over the chocolate chips then prepare the crumble topping. Put the flour into a large mixing bowl and add the butter. Rub the flour and butter together until it looks crumbly and the butter has been evenly dispersed through the flour. Add the sugar and mix together to ensure that everything is combined. Sprinkle the crumble topping evenly over the top of the pears using a fork to even out the distribution but don't press it down. Cook in the oven for 20 - 30 minutes until lightly golden brown. Let it cool for a while then sprinkle some powdered sugar and enjoy with a glass of chocolate milk.



  1. wow! I really appreciate the "did you know" part!

  2. Wow, the chocolate crumble looks yummy, yummy! I love chocolate, thanks for this Recipe.

    Greetings from Tanja

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