A sweet and tart dessert that is a nice bright note at the end of a cold-weather meal.


  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2 pears, cored and diced (peel on)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Juice & zest of 1/2 orange
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. Chinese Five Spice
  • 1/4 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds


This recipe is featured in Spice Club, Savory's spice-of-the-month club.


Combine fruit, granulated sugar, and orange juice & zest. Let sit while preparing topping. Mix 1/2 cup flour with brown sugar, Chinese Five Spice, and salt. Use fingers or a fork to incorporate butter until mixture resembles a coarse meal. Stir in almonds and refrigerate while oven preheats to 350 degrees. Grease 4 large or 6 small ramekins lightly with cooking spray. (Alternatively, use a small baking dish for one larger crumble instead of individual ones.) Stir remaining 2 Tbsp. flour into fruit and divide filling between ramekins. Cover evenly with chilled topping. Set ramekins on a baking sheet and bake for 30 to 40 min. until filling is bubbling and topping is golden brown. Let cool for 15 min. before serving.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with vanilla ice cream.


4 to 6 servings

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