Individual Pear Crumbles with Maple Yogurt

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 55 min
  • Active: 55 min
  • Yield: 3 servings
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Pear Crumbles:

3 firm-ripe medium Bosc or Bartlett pears, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

Squeeze lemon juice 

2 tablespoons light brown sugar 

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 

2 teaspoons plus 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 

1/2 cup rolled oats 

1/2 cup finely chopped pecans 

1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 

Pinch kosher salt 

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 

Maple Yogurt:

1 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt

2 tablespoons maple syrup 

1/2 teaspoon finely grated orange zest, plus 1 tablespoon juice


Special equipment:
3 mini-pie plates or ramekins
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. For the pear crumbles: Toss the pears, lemon juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and 2 teaspoons of the flour together in a medium bowl. Divide the mixture between 3 mini pie plates.
  3. Stir together the remaining 1/2 cup flour, oats, pecans, nutmeg, cloves and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Add the butter and, with fingers, blend it into the dry ingredients until fully incorporated. Squeeze the mixture into clumps, then divide it among the pie plates, spreading it to cover the pears.
  4. Set the pie plates on a rimmed baking sheet and transfer to the oven. Bake until the fruit is bubbling and the crumble mixture is golden brown, about 35 minutes.
  5. For the maple yogurt: Stir together the yogurt, maple syrup, orange zest and juice until well mixed.
  6. Serve the warm crumbles with a dollop of the maple yogurt.

Cook’s Note

Any remaining maple yogurt can be kept refrigerated up to 3 days.