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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 delectable pairing of fruit with an oatmeal crisp topping

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

Ingredients

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

Topping:

  • 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

Instructions

  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:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

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

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