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Banana, Toffee and Pear Crumble


Banana, Toffee and Pear Crumble

Prep Time ~ 30 mins Cooking Time ~ 45 mins
Approx Cost ~ £4.90 Difficulty ~ Easy
Freeze ~ No Serves ~ 6

Tips ~ The crumble topping can be made in advance a stored in an airtight container in the fridge until required.


500g / 1lb 2oz firm pears, peeled, cored and cut into 5 - 6 slices each

1 tablespoon light muscovado sugar

1 tablespoon lemon juice

4 bananas, thickly sliced

4 heaped tablespoons dulce de leche

For the topping:

100g / 4oz plain flour

50g / 2oz butter

50g / 2oz porridge oats

25g / 1oz walnuts chopped

50g / 2oz light muscovado sugar

3 tablespoons sunflower oil

You will need: a large shallow ovenproof dish


  • Place the pears in a saucepan with the sugar and lemon juice. Cover and cook gently for 5 - 10 minutes, until just tender, then remove the lid and continue to cook for 2 - 3 minutes.
  • Place the bananas in an ovenproof dish. Top with the dulce de leche, spreading it all over. Tip over the pears and any juices.
  • To make the topping: sift the flour into a bowl and rub in the butter, then stir in the oats, nuts and sugar. Add the oil and combine well.
  • Spread this mixture over the pears and press down gently.
  • Bake in an oven preheated to 200C, Gas Mark 6 for about 45 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Leave for at least 10 minutes, then serve warm with oodles of custard.