Five Minute Spiced Pear and Fig Crumble

This isn’t a true “crumble”, but in a pinch, it is a comforting, savory – and healthy – dessert.
By Carly DeFilippo

Five Minute Spiced Pear and Fig Crumble
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This isn't a true "crumble" (which is baked in the oven), but in a pinch, it is a comforting, savory - and healthy! - dessert.
Recipe Type: Dessert
Serves: 1
  • 1 juicy pear
  • 2-3 figs
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 sprig of fresh rosemary (or ½ tsp dried rosemary)
  • a pinch of sea salt (to taste)
  • 2 tbsp of your favorite granola
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin or flax seeds (optional)
  • greek yogurt (optional)
  1. Just cover the bottom of a small pot with water; bring to a simmer.
  2. While water is heating, wash and chop pear into small chunks.
  3. Add pear to simmering water.
  4. Chop figs and add to pears.
  5. Add curry, rosemary and salt.
  6. Stir occasionally until fruit is warm and softened (but not mushy).
  7. Remove from heat and scoop fruit into a bowl.
  8. Top with granola, seeds and a dollop of greek yogurt.
  1. Carly, I love this recipe. I live in Seoul, and here, most of us do not have ovens. Last winter, in a combined act of curiosity and desperation, a friend of mine made a disposable oven with two metal bowls, a lamp, a wire screen, some aluminum foil, and dvd rewrite discs as reflectors. And it actually turned out some pretty decent chocolate chip cookies. Something tells me your methods are safer. Can’t wait to try this. Thanks!

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