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Sarah Britton

Sarah Britton

Nutritionist, writer, photographer
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Pear, apple and blackberry crumble recipe

Lifestyle — Posted 10/06/15

Crumbly, fruity and nourishing... satisfy your sweet tooth with this delectable dessert from My New Roots.

Serves: 6-8


2 large pears (about 400 g)

2 large apples (about 400 g)

3 cups / 350 g blackberries

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

3 tablespoons coconut sugar

1 tablespoon arrowroot powder

3 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 3⁄4 cups / 175 g gluten-free rolled oats

1⁄3 cup / 80 ml pure maple syrup

1⁄2 cup / 70 g chopped raw walnuts

1 teaspoon ground cardamom

2 tablespoons whole-grain flour (such as gluten-free oat or rice)

1⁄4 teaspoon fine sea salt

1⁄3 cup / 80 g coconut oil or ghee, chilled

raw cashew yogurt


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C 

2. Peel the pears and apples if desired, chop them into bite-size chunks, and place them in a 9-inch/23 cm baking dish. Add the blackberries and the lemon juice, and toss to coat.

3. Sprinkle the sugar, arrowroot, and 2 teaspoons of the cinnamon over the fruit, and toss to mix.

4. In a bowl, combine the rolled oats, maple syrup, walnuts, the remaining 1 teaspoon cinnamon, cardamom, flour, and salt. Cut in the cold coconut oil until the mixture is crumbly. Spread it over the fruit.

5. Bake the crumble for 25 to 30 minutes, until the fruit is bubbling and the top is golden brown. Let it cool slightly, and serve warm with yogurt or ice cream if desired.

Recipe from My New Roots by Sarah Britton, available now from Pan Macmillan Australia. 

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