Pear Streusel - serves 8

Ingredients

  • 1 x 8in sweet tart case, uncooked (see sweet pastry case)
  • 2 or 3 pears
  • 50g gluten free flour
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 75g butter
  • 25g caster sugar
  • 50g chopped nuts, any nuts of choice
  • 1 tsp mixed spice

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Method

Peel the pear, cut out the core and cut into chunks.

Melt a spoonful of butter in a saucepan, add the pear and cook until soft. Add enough sugar to sweeten the pear. Leave to cool slightly.

Place the gluten free flour, ground almonds and butter into a mixing bowl and rub together with your fingertips to resemble fine breadcrumbs.

Stir in the caster sugar, mixed spice and chopped nuts.

Pour the fruit into the tart case and cover with the crumble mix.

Bake at 190°c / 375°f / gas mark 5 for 35 to 45 minutes until golden brown and the fruit is bubbling under the streusel topping.

Serve hot or cold.

how to make this recipe dairy free...

Cook the pear in dairy free margarine.

Use dairy free margarine in place of butter in the streusel topping.