Pear and Rhubarb Crumbles

Serves 4-6
Time 1 hour


4 pears, peeled and roughly chopped

4 sticks of rhubarb, chopped

1 vanilla bean, split 

2-3 cups of water

1½ tsp ground cinnamon

½ cup plain flour

½ cup oats

½ cup golden raw sugar substitute 

cup desiccated coconut

80g butter, chopped – and slightly soft

Cream or ice cream, to serve


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. 

Bring the water to boil in a small pot and add pears, rhubarb, vanilla bean and 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and allow this to gently simmer for 20 – 30 minutes until the fluid reduces and you have a thick mixture. 

Whilst this is simmering – combine the flour, oats, and sugar in a bowl. Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon. Add the butter and using fingers combine the ingredients together so they become like breadcrumbs. 

Once the fruit mixture is done place this into small ramekins – fill ¾ of the way and place the crumble on top. 

Place in the oven for 30 minutes until golden on top and serve with a dollop of cream or ice cream on top!