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Pear and Ginger Crumble

Letting my imagination run wild I thought if apples and pears were human the apples would be considered the more masculine one. It’s flesh is tougher as is its skin and it can take some time for certain varieties to go soft.

The pear meanwhile is softer and slightly sweeter. It’s perfume is stronger and even when put with strong flavors doesn’t loose it’s strength in taste.

Yes, it’s a feisty little fruit that can hold it’s own against much tougher companions.

Of course, this entire situation is ridiculous considering it is like mentioning that toys actually hang out together when we leave the room.

Imagination is a gift that one must not loose.

Something unlikely to happen to me as I spent the majority of my childhood conversations with my father and brother in our imaginary stories that would become ever more evolving in absurd tangents.

Without the imagination so much of our media intake would be limited to a few choices. No Walking Dead. No Breaking Bad. RIP. No Star Wars and the list goes on.

Yes, our imagination is precious and beyond the kitchen I’m always thinking of things to dream up in words or song. I’m not about to grow up enough to loose that yet.

What do you love imagining up? Poems? Stories? Lyrics? Screenplays?

I’d love to know.


Pear and Ginger Crumble
Serves 8

4 pears, cored and cubed
1 cup ginger cookies, finely crushed
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon crystallized ginger, finely chopped
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely chopped
50g butter, melted

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350F.

Place the cubed pears evenly in the dish and set aside.


Meanwhile, place the crushed cookies, flour, sugar, and gingers in a bowl.


Stir to combine. Pour in the melted butter and stir through until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

Spread over the pears and place in the oven, baking for approximately 20 minutes or until golden on top. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.

Serve warm with pouring cream or scoops of vanilla ice cream.



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