Leave a Comment and Rating!

If you liked this recipe, please give it a star rating along with a comment! If you altered the recipe in any way, let us know. Star ratings really helps others discover our website and readers who are thinking of making this recipe. Thanks for your support!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Recipe rating 5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star


  1. Hi lovely lady 🙂 I’ve now spotted this and can’t choose between the apple crumble and pear crumble. Do you have a favourite? And, if I was going to go for the pear, would it be possible to swap dried dates for fresh? If so, would I need to soak them first and do you have any idea as to what sort of weight/amount I should use?

    1. Hi Sarah! You should be able to swap dried for fresh and yes, soaking them would do the trick. You’d use the same amount 🙂 I actually love them both so it’s hard to choose, but I do really like the flavours of this pear one (they’re a bit more intense). For me it depends on what mood I’m in haha. Let me know how you go!

  2. Hi Masa,

    Great recipe!
    I wanted to ask about the calories. I don’t see them listed anywhere in the recipe, but I see another comment mentioning 750 calories. Is that for one serving (you indicate that the whole cake has 6 servings) or for the whole cake? Did you calculate other things that go with it too, like ice cream? One way to reduce that number is to reduce the oil amount, I reduced it to 1/2 cup and it was enough.

    1. Hi Julia,
      Thanks for your comment. As I mentioned to Dianne, the calculator was incorrect, so the 750 calories for one serving was missleading. This is why the calorie counter is no longer on this recipe and won’t be on any of them moving forward.
      Glad that you enjoyed it! And thanks for letting me know about reducing the oil 🙂

    1. Hi Dianne, I’m currently going through and updating all my recipe cards and have realised that the automated calculator has the information wrong on most of them. So sorry about that! So yes, 750 calories is a lot!

  3. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I had never used a combination of pears and dates. What can I say, this crumble was just delicious and, I am so grateful to have a crumble that uses such little sugar and yet has all the sweetness and yumminess that you want from a dessert.

  4. I made this with pears from our tree – it turned out AMAZING!!! I’ve never used dates before, and they really make this recipe 🙂 Would you recommend keeping leftovers in the fridge for the next day or would they be ok left out? Thanks so much!

    1. So happy to see you enjoyed it! 🙂 I find it okay left out for a day, but it depends on the room temperature. To be on the safe side, pop it in the fridge if you live in a warmer climate.

  5. Hi:
    The recipe looks delicious! I want to try it but have no idea what mixed spice is?. Do you make your own blend of what you think would taste good?

    1. Hi Mel, it’s a blend of spices that you can buy pre-mixed. Alternatively, you can leave it out. Won’t make too much difference, just not another layer of flavour. You can make it at home yourself and have on hand. Just look up “homemade mixed spice recipe” in Google. Hope that helps!

  6. Hi
    3/4 cup melted what?? Also how much is a cup in grams? Also what is almond meal, where can you get it (UK) or could you use something instead?
    Thanks Helen

    1. Hi Helen, sorry I missed that, it’s melted coconut oil. I currently don’t have access to scales, but it would be around 120-130 grams. Almond meal is purely finely ground up almonds. You can make your own at home or get some at the health food store, bulk shop or I imagine most supermarkets would have it too. We have access to it everywhere now here in Australia. If you can’t find it, buy some almonds and process them until you get a fine meal out of it. Hope that helps! 🙂