Pear Blackberry Crumble

Author: SallyK / Date: 2010-08-26 @ 11:13 pm / Print Me! /
Tags: Berries /

Pear Blackberry Crumble

The whole wheat flour and wheat germ in this recipe make this a nutritious dessert. Almond extract brings out the lovely flavors of the pears and berries.

Serves 4-6.


  • 4 medium Bartlett pears
  • 3 c frozen blackberries or other berries
  • 2/3 c sugar
  • 1 stick of margarine or butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 c whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 c wheat germ
  • 1/4 c brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Generously butter an 11" X 7" X 2" baking pan. Core and slice the pears thinly. (No need to peel them.) Spread the pears evenly on the bottom of the baking pan.
  2. Cover with a layer of blackberries. Sprinkle evenly with the sugar.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the melted margarine, flour, wheat germ, brown sugar and almond extract. Stir well and crumble with fingers until it is the consistency of wet sand.
  4. Cover the fruit evenly with the crumb topping and place on baking sheet to catch drips. Bake for about 35-40 minutes or until the fruit begins to bubble at the edges and the crumb topping is golden. Serve warm or chilled with whipped cream.