This incredibly easy and absolutely delicious apple and pear crisp is made with simple ingredients from scratch. Serve it with ice cream for dessert or with a dollop of yogurt for breakfast!
I don't know about you, but I love cooking with fruits that are in season. I get my strawberry dessert fix in the Spring and easy apple recipes like this in the Fall. Yum!
And nothing says Fall like a freshly baked apple dessert with a nice crisp and crumbly oat topping. It's the perfect dessert to make around the holidays because it is pretty, naturally sweetened, and absolutely delicious.
Why You'll Love this Recipe
- Easy recipe There is no need to peel the apples and it has a shorter baking time than most other apple crisp recipes. You're welcome! 😉
- Dairy-free and soy-free, so kids with an allergy or intolerance to milk and/or soy can enjoy it!
- High in fiber Which helps food move through your digestive tract and it keeps you feeling full longer.
While apple crisp is traditionally served as dessert, this version works just as well for breakfast or a snack. Serve the leftovers of this fruit crisp as is, top it with yogurt, or with a glass of milk for a quick and easy breakfast.
The fruit crisp is delicious on its own, so adding yogurt or ice cream is completely optional.
- Apples High in fiber, vitamin C, and potassium.
- Bartlett Pears High in fiber and vitamin C. According to the California Pears, Bartlett pears are considered the sweetest, juiciest, and most flavorful pear.
- Oats An excellent source of soluble fiber, insoluble fiber, phosphorus, thiamine, magnesium, and zinc.
- Walnuts The only nut significantly high in omega-3 ALA, according to California Walnuts. Walnuts are also a good source of protein, fiber, and magnesium.
- White whole wheat flour Unbleached and whole grain.
- Spices Added for flavor.
- Olive Oil Used in place of butter in this recipe. It's rich in monounsaturated fats, is full of antioxidants, and contains anti-inflammatory properties.
- Cranberries Optional. Added for color and to balance out the flavor.
Here's a brief overview of the steps to make this easy apple pear crisp. For a full list of ingredients and instructions, scroll down to the recipe.
- Wash and cut apples and pear. Leave the skins on and cut apples and pears up into small, bite sized pieces.
- Make oat mixture in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Mix together fruit and spices. In a separate bowl.
- Assemble apple and pear crisp: Spread fruit and spice mixture out evenly to cover the bottom of a 9x9 baking dish. Then, top with oat mixture.
- Bake in a 375-degree Fahrenheit oven for 25 minutes.
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- Leave the skins on the apples and pears for added nutrients and for excellent texture. By cutting up the apple and pear into small pieces, when cooked, the skins won't be noticeable.
- Cranberries are optional. If your kids don't like foods that are 'tart' (like cranberries), consider adding only a few cranberries the first time you make this and encourage them to try it.
- Kids love this when served as dessert!
- This apple crumble also makes a nourishing and delicious breakfast or after school snack.
Questions You May Have
According to have a plant, all you need to do is simply apply pressure to the neck of the pear with your thumb. If it yields to pressure, it's ripe.
Use what you have. Any apple will work in this recipe! Because the cranberries add a touch of tartness, I suggest sticking with sweeter apples, like Gala.
The top will be golden brown, and the fruit mixture will be bubbly around the sides.
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Easy Apple Pear Crisp
- 3 apples washed, cored, and chopped into bite-sized pieces (about 4 cups)
- 2 pears washed, cored, and chopped into bite-sized pieces
- ¼ cup cranberries optional
- ¾ cup whole oats old fashioned rolled oats
- ½ cup white whole wheat flour I used King Arthur brand
- 1 lemon juiced (about 2 tablespoons)
- 3 tablespoon walnuts finely chopped
- 3 tablespoon maple syrup pure maple syrup
- 3 tablespoon olive oil extra virgin
- 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon divided
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Mix together apple and pear pieces, cranberries, lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Spread on the bottom of a 8x8 baking dish.
- In a separate bowl, mix together oats, walnuts, flour, salt, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, olive oil, and maple syrup.
- Spread oat mixture out evenly over the apple mixture.
- Bake in a 375°F oven for 35 minutes.
- Serve warm. Enjoy!