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Ep 1 Jac and Shaz: Pear & Walnut Crumble with Pear Wafers

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Prep: 30 mins                               

Cook: 1 hour                     

Serves: 6 



  • Crème fraîche, to serve


Pear Wafers 

  • 110g caster sugar
  • 2 pears, thinly sliced


Pear Filling 

  • 6 firm ripe pears, peeled, cored, cut into thin wedges
  • 2 tbs port
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 55g brown sugar



  • 120g cold butter, chopped
  • 200g plain flour
  • 80g caster sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 100g mild blue cheese, crumbled



  1. Preheat oven to 160C. Line an oven tray with baking paper or a silicone mat.
  2. To make pear wafers, place sugar on a plate. Press both sides of pear slices into sugar to coat. Arrange in a single layer on prepared tray.
  3. Bake for about 15 minutes. Turn and cook for a further 15 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a rack to cool completely.
  4. Meanwhile, to make pear filling, place pears in a bowl.
  5. Stir port, juice and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Simmer until mixture thickens. Pour over pears and toss to combine. Divide among 6 individual ovenproof dishes.  
  6. Increase oven to 200C.
  7. To make crumble, Process butter and flour until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add sugar, salt and nuts. Pulse to just combine. Sprinkle mixture over pear filling in dishes.
  8. Bake for about 30-40 minutes or until pears are tender and crumble is light golden and crisp. Sprinkle over cheese. Return to oven for a further 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  9. Serve crumble with crème fraîche and pear wafers.



  • We made a little extra crumble and cooked it separately to use as plate decoration.
  • Try adding a little ground ginger to the crumble mixture for a bit of bite.
  • This dish would also work well with apples.