I created this lovely festive dessert last night.  It was yummy, colourful and certainly a winner!

Pear & Cranberry Crumble

2 pears cut into small chunks
2 cups cranberries
3 tblspns Rice syrup
Dash water/ apple juice

1 cup oats
1 cup flour (any flour – eg. plain white/ wholemeal or rice flour)
handful raisons
Few tblsp ground almonds
4 tblspns sunflower oil
5 tblspns Rice syrup.

Combine all the dry topping ingredients.  Now fold in enough oil and rice syrup so the mixture begins to clump together and becomes wet.  Arrange on a baking tray and bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 25 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.  Bake until crumble begins to go golden.

Meanwhile heat the cranberries and pears in a pan on the stove.  Add a dash of water or apple juice and rice syrup.  Simmer for 10 minutes.  Now arrange in a baking dish and add the crumble on top.  Bake in the oven for a further 20 minutes.  Cover the dish with tinfoil if your topping is already crispy.