Tamarillo, pear and lemon crumble. Picture / Babiche Martens.

Tamarillo, Pear and Lemon Crumble Recipe

You can't resist this scrumptious crumble

Serves 4-6

• 8 tamarillos 
• 3 pears 
• 1 Tbsp water 
• 2 Tbsp honey 
• 1 tsp vanilla extract

• 120g plain flour 
• 1/2 cup desiccated coconut 
• Finely grated zest of one lemon 
• 100g butter, cubed 
• 3 Tbsp sugar 
• Vanilla icecream to serve

1. Halve the tamarillos and scoop the flesh into a saucepan. Core and chop up the pears then add to the saucepan with the water, honey and vanilla. Simmer for 15 minutes.

2. Preheat oven to 180C. Put the flour in a bowl, add the coconut and lemon and mix. Using your fingertips, rub the butter in until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar.

3. Spoon the fruit into a baking dish then cover with the crumble and bake for about 40 minutes or until golden. Serve hot with icecream.

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