RECIPE: Simple Custard Apple & Pear Crumble… YUMMO!

18 June 2019

Those days are starting to get colder, so it’s perfect time to start looking for those hearty, healthy, warming recipes. This Custard Apple & Pear Crumble is soooo delicious and SUPER-EASY to make (as if we’d ever share anything else!).

Kids will love it and with a couple of serves of fruit, it’s a win-win!

Custard Apple & Pear Crumble

Serves 6 - 8


For the filling

  • 2 medium custard apples 

  • 4 ripe pears, peeled, cored & thinly sliced (800 g) 

  • ½ tsp ground ginger 

  • ¼ tsp sea salt 

  • 1 tbsp rapadura or coconut sugar (15 g) 

  • 2 tsp lemon juice 

For the crumble topping

  • 1½ cups rolled oats 

  • ½ cup wholemeal, spelt, or gluten free flour (70 g) 

  • ¼ cup slivered almonds (35 g) 

  • ¼ cup maple syrup (60 ml) 

  • ¼ cup olive oil (60 ml), plus extra for baking dish 

  • Pinch sea salt 

Custard apples are also an excellent source of Vitamin C, with one serve containing 64.5mg, or 161% of the daily target for Australian adults, helping to keep your immune system strong throughout the colder seasons.


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly brush a standard (22 cm) pie dish with a bit of olive oil. 

  2. Scoop custard apple from the skin and remove seeds. Discard seeds and skin. Combine 
custard apple flesh and sliced pears in a large bowl. 

  3. Sprinkle fruit with the ginger, salt, sugar and lemon juice, and toss gently to combine. Tip 
into the prepared pie plate. 

  4. In a medium bowl, combine all crumble topping ingredients and stir until oats are evenly 
coated. Sprinkle crumble over fruit. 

  5. Place the baking dish on a tray to catch any drips and bake crumble for 30 minutes, until 
fruit is bubbling and topping is golden. Serve warm or at room temperature with a scoop of yoghurt or ice cream. 

Did you know? The custard apples crop flourishes in line with the full moon ahead of Easter. It’s a unique phenomenon that occurs every year!

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