Crumble originates from Britain. Usually it is a sweet dish, but it can also be cooked as a savory one. Crumble was widely used during World War II, when there was a shortage of the ingredients needed for the preparation of the dough used for pies. To further reduce the use of rationed flour and sugar, people were using oatmeal or even breadcrumbs. Crumble became popular due to its simplicity. This recipe presents a crumble version using apples and pears which are flavored with cinnamon and clove.