Saturday, February 16, 2008

Pear and Strawberry Crumble Pie

Ingredients (serves 6)
8 inch frozen sweet pie crust
15 oz pears in natural juice, drained, sliced
9 zo punnet strawberries, hulled, sliced
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup plain flour
3.5 oz butter, chilled, cubed
1/4 cup flaked almonds

Preheat oven to 400 F. Place frozen tart case onto a baking tray. Bake for 12 minutes, or until light golden.
Combine pears, strawberries and 1 tablespoon of sugar in a bowl. Stir gently to combine.
Combine remaining 1/3 cup of sugar, flour and butter in a food processor. Process until mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Stir in almonds.
Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of crumble mixture over base of tart case. Spoon pear and strawberry mixture over top. Sprinkle with remaining crumble mixture. Bake for 20 minutes, or until crumble is golden. Serve warm or cold with cream or ice-cream, if you like.

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