Apple Pear Crisp is juicy and tender with sliced fruit baked with a buttery oat topping. Serve this apple pear crisp warm topped with your favorite vanilla ice cream. This will surly become your go-to favorite fall desserts!

This is such a delightful baking dish to bring to a fall get together, potluck, or BBQ.


Why You'll Love This Recipe

  • Flavor. The apples, pear, and the cinnamon pair together beautifully. Honestly had my doubts at first!
  • Texture. So tender and juicy, with the right amount of crunch!
  • Ease. So easy to prepare and only takes 20 minutes to prep!
  • Versatility. You can use this same recipe for any other fruits you have on hand. Or use just apples or just pears. The possibilities are endless.


What Apples Are The Best For This Crisp

Even though just about any brand of apples blend nicely with pears, it can still make quite a difference when using a specific brand. Especially when it needs to go into the oven. You don't want to get to soft of an apple, because it'll turn to mush along with the pears.

I personally prefer brands like, Granny Smith, Gala, Fugi, or Macintosh apples. Something that will pair well with the soft, sweet pears.


Recipe Tips

  • For a 9" pie dish, you'll need at least 5 pieces of fruit. I used 2 apples and 3 pears. Worked perfectly for my size pan.
  • For better results, use slightly firm pears. If they're too ripe/soft, they will become mushy during baking before the apples cook through.
  • Slice the fruit thinly so they cook quickly.
  • Pro Tip: Cover the crisp before baking. This will help the fruit cook without the topping getting too dark. Then remove half way through baking to crispen and brown the top.
  • Cool for 15 minutes after baking. The juices will thicken as it cools, allowing you to easily scoop some into your bowl.
  • Serve with your favorite vanilla ice cream. You don't have to, but trust me, you don't want to miss out on this!


Serving And Storage

  • Serving. Serve warm on plates or bowl with some vanilla ice cream.
  • Storing. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 4-5 days. Reheat in microwave.
  • Freezing. I wouldn't freeze an apple pear crisp, because once thawed, it will turn to mush and will no longer be crispy. It doesn't hold up well in the freezer.


How To Make Apple Pear Crisp

Preheat Oven to 350F. Grease a 9" pie dish or an 8"x11" baking dish. Set aside. Prepare your ingredients.

Peel, core, and slice your apples and pears.

In a large bowl, combine your pears, apples, 3 tbsp apple juice, 1/3 cup coconut sugar, 2 tbsp flour, 3/4 tsp cinnamon, and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Stir gently until combined.

Dump the mixture and juices into the prepared baking dish.

In a separate bowl, combine 2/3 cup oats, 2/3 cup flour, 2/3 cup brown sugar, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and 1/2 cup melted butter. Stir to combine.

Using your fingers, crumble the mixture over the fruit. Occasionally pressing some of it together to form clumps.

Lightly spray or oil a piece of foil and cover the fruit crisp and bake for 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes, remove the foil and bake for another 20 minutes, until the fruit juices are bubbling and the topping is a nice golden brown color. Let it cool for about 15 to 20 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

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Prep time:
20 minutes
Cook time:
40 minutes
Chill time:
Total time:
1 hour
Yield:
8-10 servings
Cuisine:
Category:

Ingredients

Fruit Filling

  • 3 Pears, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 2 Apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp Apple Juice
  • 1/3 cup Coconut Sugar
  • 2 tbsp All Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

Topping

  • 2/3 cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 2/3 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, melted
  • Vanilla Ice Cream, for serving, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat Oven to 350F. Grease a 9" pie dish or an 8"x11" baking dish. Set aside.

Fruit Filling

  1. Peel, core, and slice your apples and pears.
  2. In a large bowl, combine your pears, apples, 3 tbsp apple juice, 1/3 cup coconut sugar, 2 tbsp flour, 3/4 tsp cinnamon, and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Stir gently until combined.
  3. Dump the mixture and juices into the prepared baking dish.

Topping

  1. In a separate bowl, combine 2/3 cup oats, 2/3 cup flour, 2/3 cup brown sugar, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and 1/2 cup melted butter. Stir to combine.
  2. Using your fingers, crumble the mixture over the fruit. Occasionally pressing some of it together to form clumps.
  3. Lightly spray or oil a piece of foil and cover the fruit crisp and bake for 20 minutes.
  4. After 20 minutes, remove the foil and bake for another 20 minutes, until the fruit juices are bubbling and the topping is a nice golden brown color.
  5. Let it cool for about 15 to 20 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

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