- Food: Pear Crisp
- Writer: Nicolas Wilson
- Content-Type: Food Blog
This recipe for pear crisp is a wonderful, simple fall treat. With a scoop of vanilla ice cream, the crumble of nuts and sweet, soft fruit is delicious.
I like to refer to this recipe for pear crisp as a “pair crisp.” the use of quotation marks is Because this dessert is for two, Get it? Although Jack, who is seated next to me, is currently scoffing, I must admit that I enjoy making simple treats in tiny quantities.
You see, even if I prepared a pear crisp dish that could feed four people, it would only be enough for the two of us.
One more bite followed by another would bring an end to the situation. Particularly when it comes to sweet, cinnamon-spiced fall treats like this one, we have no control. (And psst, you can easily double this recipe if you’re feeding 4)
I’m telling you, if you enjoy apple crisps as much as I do, you must try them with pears. They virtually melt into the crumble topping due to how tender and delicious they are.
The baking time for this pear crisp recipe is roughly cut in half because (ripe) pears are so much softer than apples. What is there to dislike about that?
Recipe for Pear Crisp Ingredients
Some of my favorite desserts to prepare at home are fruit crisps. They’re great since they only need to feed two people and they showcase fresh fruit, but they’re also simple to create.
I usually always have everything I need in my pantry for this pear crisp:
- Pears! Be aware that you’ll want to order these individuals in advance. Pears are always quite hard anytime I go to the store, I don’t know about you. For this dish, you need ripe, soft pears, so buy them a few days beforehand and let them ripen on your counter. Use any variety you prefer; Bosc, D’Anjou, or Bartlett pears are all excellent choices.
- Whole rolled oats give the crumble topping a lovely, cozy texture.
- What is a crumble topping without toasty, crunchy walnuts? Pears and walnuts go so well together in the fall.
- For this gluten-free recipe, I use homemade oat flour or almond flour. Oat or almond flour from the store would also work in this recipe.
- Brown sugar: It makes the nut-based crumble topping sweeter.
- Nutmeg and cinnamon: For a cozy, spicy fall flavor.
- Coconut oil: Richness-enhancing. This recipe for pear crisp is vegan and dairy-free because I don’t use butter!
- And don’t forget the sea salt! It enhances the sweetness, warmth, and nutty flavors.
Oh, and this recipe is fantastic for making ahead, which is another reason I adore it. The oats, walnuts, flour, sugar, and spices should be combined in advance.
When you’re ready to bake, combine the pears in dice with coconut oil. Put them in a baking dish in layers, top with the topping, and bake!
|10 minutes to prepare prints
20 minutes for cooking
Duration: 30 minutes
This dessert is a delightful fall treat: pear crisp! Although it only serves two people, you may easily double it to serve more. If you do, bake the crisp in a baking dish that is 8 inches square or a similar size.
- 2 ripe pears
- 3 tablespoons whole rolled oats*
- 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
- 2 tablespoons gluten-free oat flour or almond meal
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- Small grating of fresh nutmeg (about ⅛ tsp.)
- Pinch of salt
- 1½ tablespoons hardened coconut oil
- Set the oven to 375 degrees.
- Combine the oats, flour, walnuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a small bowl.
- Crumble in the solidified coconut oil with your fingers or the back of a fork until it is combined but remains crumbling.
- Use coconut oil to coat the bottom of a 6″ skillet (or ramekin of comparable size). Add the pears and then top with the crumble.
- The topping should be golden brown and the pears tender but not mushy after 20 minutes of baking.
- Serve with vanilla ice cream when warm or at room temperature.
- Make-ahead advice The dry ingredients should be combined ahead of time. Simply combine the coconut oil, chop the pear, and assemble before baking.
- If you have gluten sensitivity, make sure your oats and oat flour are gluten-free certified.