Recipe: Pear Crumble
Here's another simple dessert that's good for dietary requirements. It was also easy enough that my son was able to help pour the ingredients into the pot with some supervision (and a huge plastic cover from Spotlight to protect my dinner table). I've read baking is great to encourage doing maths in our toddler's everyday lives by counting numbers and working with different measurements.
2 cans of pear quarters in fruit juice (can use other fruits)
(or 6 medium pears, peeled and sliced)
2 t lemon juice (optional)
3 T sugar
6 T old fashioned oats
4 T all purpose flour / Gluten free flour (I've found Edmonds the best)
1/4 t ground cinnamon
1/4 t ground ginger
1/8 t ground nutmeg
2 T cold margarine / butter (NB: if you're dairy free, some margarines still have dairy. I use Olivani.)
chopped nuts (sliced almonds or other) (omit for nut allergy) (serves 4 small servings)
Place pear slices in baking dish. Sprinkle with lemon juice. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, oats, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Cut in butter till crumbly , add nuts and sprinkle over pears.
Bake at 180 degrees celcius for 25-30 minutes or until brown.
Serve with ice-cream or if dairy free try coconut icecream such as Little Island.