Apple Pear Crumble

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For some reason I think the apples and pears have been better this year then in other years.  They seem a little sweeter and actually ripe.  I had kind of sworn off apples and pears as they had been so disappointing in the past few years.  I am making up for it this year.  This is my second dessert with apples and pears.  As they are so good on their own, little sugar needs to be added.  So here is another dessert to make while the apples and pears are so delicious, Apple Pear Crumble.

I have been dessert crazy lately but have been trying to concentrate on fruit desserts.  They tend to be lower in calorie and I can take advantage of the lovely fruit that is in season.  I also don’t feel as guilty for eating dessert when they are primarily fruit.  This one is quick and easy.  I whipped it up while my Grandmother was here for Christmas.  She has a serious sweet tooth too.  We were all sick but I was dying for something sweet.  It takes all of 10 minutes to put together then into the oven it goes.

There is something so appealing about a crunchy topping on baked fruit.  If calories weren’t an issue, I would have a lot of crumble with a little fruit.  Let’s face it, the crumble is the best part no matter how delicious the fruit is.  I love a crunchy but slightly ooey, gooey crust, you know that part where the juice of the fruit mix with the bottom of the crumble.  OHHH!  Wish I had a spoonful right now.  Time to go raid the frig and see what fruit I have.  I know I have all the ingredients for the crumble.  You never know when you will feel the need for Crumble!

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Apple Pear Crumble
(Serves 8)

Fruit Filing:
3 golden delicious apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2 inch chunks
3 pears, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2 inch chunks
1/4 cup Demerara cane sugar or granulated sugar
1 tbsp. lemon juice
3 tbsp. whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
Pinch of kosher salt

1/4 cup Demerara cane sugar or granulated sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 cup instant oats
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
4 tbsp. light butter, chopped
Pinch of kosher salt

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Spray a 12 x 8 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together apples, pears, sugar, lemon juice, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  4. Pour into the baking dish.
  5. In the bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the crumble.  Using a pastry cutter or your hands, cut in the butter until large crumbs form.
  6. Lightly sprinkle the crumbs on top of the fruit.
  7. Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes.  Take foil off and cook for another 10 minutes.
  8. Let sit for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Nutritional value per serving:

Calories 243    Fat 3 grams    Carbs 52 grams    Protein 3 grams

You can also see this recipe at various link parties, listed on my link party page


  1. says

    I love apple and pear together! That spoon is beautiful, what a lovely way to display this delish dish. Hugs and thank you for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things :-) P.S. The new giveaway started today!

  2. says

    We will just love this dessert. Your recipe is awesome and thank you so much for sharing it with Full Plate Thursday.
    Have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

    • Fooddonelight says

      Hi Katie, TJ Maxx! I love that store. Homegoods will have more of a selection then TJ Maxx if there is one near you.


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