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Caramelized Pumpkin and Pear Crumble

Real Simple NOVEMBER 2000

  • Yield: 8 servings


  • 2 large ripe pears, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 14 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 15-ounce cans pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces


In a nonstick skillet over medium heat, combine pears, 4 tablespoons of butter, maple syrup, vanilla, and spices and cook until the pears are tender, 9 to 10 minutes. Add pumpkin and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat. Place the flour, brown sugar, and remaining butter in a bowl. With your fingers, work the butter into the dry ingredients until large crumbs form. Add the walnuts and combine well.

Heat oven to 375°. In a 9-by-13-inch baking dish, spread the pumpkin-pear mixture evenly on the bottom. Sprinkle the topping over it and bake until golden brown and bubbling, about 40 to 50 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 76mg
  • Calories: 470
  • Calories from fat: 0%
  • Carbohydrate: 60g
  • Cholesterol: 53mg
  • Fat: 25g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Protein: 5mg
  • Saturated fat: 13g
  • Sodium: 16mg

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Caramelized Pumpkin and Pear Crumble Recipe