Hello fellas! This is Gab from Artful Desperado. So, the time has come for you to lipsync for your life! Oh wait no, wrong show…ahem, as I was saying; the time has come for you to wear layers! That’s right, everyone’s favourite time of the year (except for summer, obvi) is here. Fresh crisp air, golden sunsets, cozy meals. Fall is a seasonal romantic tale we all look forward to.
Over here in the West Coast of Canada though, we are having a bit of a late summer with a mix of fall, so I thought of making a recipe that mixed both, call it a transitional cozy recipe with some early jewels of fall (pears) and a few sprinkles of summer memories (s’mores!).
This Pear S’mores Crumble has a variety of pears which makes it super tasty since you are combining all sorts of fruity notes from buttery to flowery. I also added a touch of amaretto and lemon to add some nuttiness and acidity (to balance the richness of it all), and of course, my favorite, the topping; oatmeal, walnuts, crumbled graham crackers, marshmallows, and chunks of dark chocolate. DAMN! Serve it a big scoop of vanilla ice cream and cozy up with a blanky and trust me, you’ll fall for it (get it?!).
This recipe uses butter, but you can totally make it dairy-free by substituting it for coconut oil, which also tastes amazing.
Pear S’mores Crumble
Serves 6 (or one if you are like me and will eat it all—haha)
5 pears, different variety. Don’t buy them super ripe or they’ll break down into puree.
¼ cup granulated sugar
4 tablespoons amaretto liqueur
1 lemon, juiced
2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup rolled oats (divided in 2)
1 cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 pinch of salt
½ cup unsalted butter
¼ cup crushed graham crackers
¼ dark chocolate chunks (I bought a dark chocolate bar and broke it down)
½ cup mini marshmallows
Preheat the oven to 350 °F.
Core the pears and chop them in small chunks. No need to peel them.
Place pears in a bowl, add ¼ cup of granulated sugar, amaretto, lemon juice, vanilla, and half of the rolled oats. Mix the whole thing well. Transfer mix to a baking dish.
In clean dry bowl, mix the rest of the oats, and all other ingredients. Break down the butter into the mix by rubbing it with between your fingers, you should end up with pea-sized pieces of butter. Pack the crumble on top of the pears in the baking dish, make sure to have marshmallows and chocolate chunks at the top so they brown and melt into the dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes until topping is golden brown and remove from the oven.
Let the crumble cool down a bit and serve warm with a generous scoop of ice cream!
OH! And by the way, when the crumble cools down a bit the marshmallows get all crunchy on the outside but still gooey on the inside. It’s heaven!