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Apple pear crisp is a warm fruit dessert with a tender crumble topping. Similar to a fruit crumble, this crisp recipe is best served warm, preferably with a scoop of ice cream.

I had loads of apples in the fridge plus pears ripening on the counter, so when I got an email request to bake something for a funeral luncheon, I decided on an Easy Apple  Crisp with Pears. I set aside some of the fruit filling and oatmeal crumble so that Bill, and Nick, who was home for winter break, would have some dessert, too!

Apple Pear Crisp in a small red crock

Crowd-Pleasing Apple Pear Crisp

When you need to make a dessert to serve a crowd, a fruit crisp is an easy solution. The hardest part is peeling and slicing the fruit (and how difficult is that???). The rest is a breeze. The sliced apples and pears are tossed with sugar and warm spices, then a buttery oatmeal streusel is crumbled over the apple and pear slices.

Nothing compares to the blissful aroma of baking apples punched up with cinnamon and nutmeg. I baked this apple pear crisp till the fruit was tender and the juices were thick and bubbly. I almost hated giving away the 9 x 13 pan, but I knew I could whip up another for the family in no time. They loved this easy apple crisp with pears. By adding pears to an easy apple crisp recipe, a new fall favorite dessert was born!


2 bowls of Apple Pear Crisp in small red crocks

How to Make a Fruit Crisp Recipe for One or More

Choose your favorite baking apples. I like using a combination to offer a variety of textures and flavors. Your pears should be ripe for the best flavor. Bartlett is my favorite variety.

Feel free to cut the recipe in half—just use 5 cups of fruit. The proportions don’t really matter. I happened to have more apples on hand and a few perfectly ripe pears. A half recipe would be excellent to make and serve in single serve ramekins. Who doesn’t love having their own dessert? The fruit will shrink as it bakes so make sure to fill your small baking dishes to the top, leaving just a bit of space for the oat crumble.

The time in the oven will be slightly shorter using the ramekins, but don’t pull them out till the fruit is thoroughly cooked. This would be a perfect company or Sunday supper dessert. Serve with a scoop of premium vanilla bean ice cream and even a drizzle of caramel sauce. Heaven.

Apple Pear Crisp in a red ramekin with a bamboo handle spoon

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Apple Pear Crisp

A cinnamon spiced crisp featuring apples and pears.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Yield 12 servings


Fruit Filling

  • 7 cups baking apples peeled, cored and sliced
  • 3 cups Bartlett pears, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg


  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Mix apples and pears in a large bowl. Add sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg and gently toss. Place in a 9x13 inch pan.
  3. Combine the oats, 1 cup flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and melted butter together. Crumble evenly over the fruit.
  4. Bake for 45-60 minutes or till fruit is tender when pierced with a knife. Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream if desired.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 323Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 118mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 4gSugar: 46gProtein: 2g


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24 comments on “Apple Pear Crisp”

  1. Brilliant and perfect timing. I have a load of Asian pears sitting on my counter at the moment that I need to do something with very soon. I know a different kind of pear but hoping that it works well. Wishing you a super weekend!

  2. That’s funny, recently I’ve been thinking about the individual apple crisps I used to make for breakfast, gotta do that again… Yours sounds wonderful, I love apples and pears mixed together:@)

  3. Awwww – comfort food!!! Love the apple pear mixture idea too.

  4. We associate crisps with summer but yeah it is perfect any time of year, for a crowd or single dish. And love the apples and pears combination.

  5. Since I don’t do pie crusts, these are perfect for me!

  6. Apple Pear Crisp is a favorite dish of mine! I especially love the way the house smells while it is baking. 🙂

  7. I love an apple crisp and so does my family. The idea of adding pears is fabulous. Must try this soon. Yum!

  8. This recipe makes me salivate and hungry!! Will have to make some soon , i love apple crisp especially with some icecream

  9. Perfect for Valentine’s Day breakfast!

  10. I really like the apple and pear combination. Crisp is always a delicious dessert.

  11. I like yo serving dish, always makes it taste better.

  12. Hello Liz! Fruit crisps are one of my favourite desserts. I always think they seem quite impressive, but as you say they are SO easy to make. LOVE the idea of serving them in those cute (but very posh!) little ramekins.

  13. Liz, love the combination of pears and apples!!! This looks delicious!

  14. Who can refuse such a delicious recipe? Apple and pear crisp rocks 🙂

  15. Looks like the perfect winter-warmer-upper, Liz! Inspired to make the minis =) P.s. Looks like people know who to call when they need sweets =)

  16. What a cozy crisp! I know this is a winner, and perfect for this rainy Tuesday!

  17. This fruit combo has been on my radar since early fall and I haven’t gotten around to it yet. Thank you for the delicious reminder and individual servings would be the way to go for me.

  18. I love the idea of apple and pear together. Pears are my fave winter fruit. I haven’t made a crisp is ages. Now you’ve got me inspired. YUM.

  19. Hi Liz,

    Yummy Blog! Interesting recipe, I am not into fruit crisp but will definitely try this dish, Its healthy and I think easy, I am making this for the kids, I hope they love it. Can I use a non-fat butter or any optional (less fat) ingredients to butter?

    • I have never used a non-fat butter, so I don’t know how that would work. I’d probably just reduce the butter a bit or just make half the topping to cut the fat. Hop your kids enjoy it!

  20. Calorie count per serving or for the whole thing anyone? Thank you!

  21. My husband is a chocoholic but he loves this recipe. First time had pears going bad so looked for a good recipe and boy did I find it. Second time to make it. I do about a half more topping for his sweet tooth. 
    Shared some with my sister and she was delighted to hear I was making it again. Great summer comfort food. 

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