Rich Cinnamon Pear and Apple Baked Crumble

8 servings
1 hr

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Fall has come and gone but that doesn’t mean the season’s flavors can’t stay all year long! I love cinnamon with pear and apple and couldn’t resist creating this spicy and comforting baked crumble. Diced pear and apple tossed in cinnamon sugar and covered with a delicious whole wheat and oat crumble. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and it is seriously a cozy dream.

What is a Baked Crumble?

What is a crumble? The name comes from the crumb topping over the fruit. You may hear people refer to it as a fruit crumble or a fruit crisp. A crumble falls somewhere between pastry and streusel. The end result is crisp and dry on top while the under layer of the crumble is moistened by the fruit. It can be as simple as flour and sugar with butter or you can add spices, oats, and other ingredients with cold, rich butter. The fruit can be changed out based on what is in season! With crumbles, once you know the basics, it comes together quickly and truly transforms fruit into a stunning dessert.

If looking for more crumble inspiration, make sure to check out my sweet potato crumble!


Get Ready to Crumble

Materials Needed:

  1. Swivel peeler
  2. Knife
  3. Cutting board
  4. 1 1/2 qt. baking dish
  5. Rubber spatula
  6. Whisk
  7. 2 medium mixing bowls
  8. Pastry cutter
  9. Measuring spoons
  10. Measuring cups

Ingredients:

  • 5 just ripe pears
  • 2 green apples
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter – cold and cubed
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Process

Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 1 1/2 qt. baking dish with butter or non-stick spray. Peel, core, and dice pears and apples and place in a medium mixing bowl. Toss with granulated sugar, cinnamon, ginger, corn starch, and salt. Pour into greased 1 1/2 qt. baking dish.

Combine oats, flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, salt, and sugar with whisk in a second medium mixing bowl. Add cold cubes of butter and use pastry cutter (or a fork) to cut in the butter and form a crumbly dough. Add crumble on top of the fruit mix and finish with layer of sliced almonds.

Bake at 350F for 40-45 minutes until fruit mixture bubbly and crumble topping golden brown. Service warm with ice cream.

Rich Cinnamon Pear and Apple Baked Crumble
Recipe details
  • 8  servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 45 Minutes Total time: 1 hr
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Ingredients

  • 5 just ripe pears
  • 2 green apples
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter – cold and cubed
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
Instructions

Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 1 1/2 qt. baking dish with butter or non-stick spray. Peel, core, and dice pears and apples and place in a medium mixing bowl. Toss with granulated sugar, cinnamon, ginger, corn starch, and salt. Pour into greased 1 1/2 qt. baking dish.
Combine oats, flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, salt, and sugar with whisk in a second medium mixing bowl. Add cold cubes of butter and use pastry cutter (or a fork) to cut in the butter and form a crumbly dough. Add crumble on top of the fruit mix and finish with layer of sliced almonds.
Bake at 350F for 40-45 minutes until fruit mixture bubbly and crumble topping golden brown. Service warm with ice cream.
Tips
  • Crumble topping meant to be dry. If prefer a bit more butter, can add two additional tbsp of cold butter to crumble as dough forms.
  • Sliced almonds are optional
  • Regular all purpose flour can be used in place of whole wheat pastry flour if preferred.
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