Custard apple and pear crumble


Try this delicious recipe custard apple and pear crumble to treat yourself.

Serves: 6-8


  • 2 medium custard apples
  • 4 ripe pears (800g), peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp (15g) rapadura or coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp lemon juice

Crumble topping

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup (70g) wholemeal, spelt or gluten-free flour
  • 1/4 cup (35g) slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil, plus extra for baking dish
  • Pinch sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly brush a standard 22cm 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.

Recipe and image courtesy of Custard Apples Australia |

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