This recipe is easy to do and delicious, especially with a scope of your favourite ice cream. The crumble topping, which uses nuts, is fragrant and crunchy while the softened pears and raisins are steeped in a lovely maple fragrance. The best part is eating the ice cream together with crumple and pear. Each mouthful is a delectable mix of textures – the cold ice cream contrasts well with the warmed pears, crunchy crumble and slightly chewy raisins. I only have one word for it: heavenly!
A side note about the nuts: I grounded them till they were really fine so that the kids cannot pick them out The grounded nuts produces a more biscuit-like topping rather than a crumb-like texture which is still as crunchy after baking. If you like larger crumbs for the topping, do not over chop the nuts. The original recipe produces a huge portion so I cut it down so that its just enough for myself and the kids.