Savory Squash and Pear Crumble

  • Yield: 12 servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins


2cups breadcrumbs
1cup California walnuts, chopped
1/2cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
1/4teaspoon cayenne pepper
1tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
1/2cup melted butter
4cups butternut squash, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2cups Bosc or Barlett pears, peeled, cut into 1-inch
2tablespoons all purpose flour
1teaspoon ground cumin
1teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1teaspoon each course salt and fresh cracked pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Crumble: In bowl, combine breadcrumbs, walnuts, Parmesan cheese, cayenne pepper and parsley until blended. Drizzle in melted butter and stir until mixture is moistened.
  3. Filling: In large bowl, combine squash and pears. Sprinkle with flour, cumin, thyme, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  4. Transfer to a greased 13 x 9-inch (3 L) baking dish.
  5. Sprinkle crumble over the filling. Bake until squash and pears are tender and crumble is golden and crisp, about 30 minutes. Let stand at least 10 minutes before serving warm.

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