A crumble is always an easy and delicious way to use seasonal fruit in a dessert. This pear crumble recipe uses sweet and tender pears topped with an aromatic, nutty topping that will have you swooning over each and every bite.
While you can use just about any fruit to make a crumble recipe, pears are a seasonally appropriate choice this time of year. We love using Bosc pears for baking as they hold up their texture well. If you only have Bartlett pears, those will do fine as well, however, you’ll definitely want to avoid Comice pears as they are too soft.
Making a pear crumble is truly as simple as tossing the pear slices in a bit of lemon juice, then dumping the pear slices into a baking dish. The pears are then topped with a mix of rolled oats, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, flour, butter, and chopped nuts. This mixture is why a crumble is so irresistible.
The aroma of the warm spices and the flavor of the oats and nuts with sugar and butter truly make a pear crumble one of the most inviting desserts you can make. We like to enjoy it will a dollop of freshly whipped cream or ice cream for a ridiculously tasty dessert, any day of the week!
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Cook time: 25 minutes
Prep time: 10 minutes
- 3 medium pears peeled and sliced
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 3 tbsp old fashioned oats
- 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp ground ginger
- pinch tinyof ground nutmeg
- 1 tbsp cold butter
- 2 tbsp chopped nuts
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 1-quart baking dish; temporarily set aside.
- Toss the pear slices with the lemon juice. In a separate bowl, combine the sugar, oats, flour, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.
- Add the butter to the oat mixture and use your fingers to rub it in to create clumps. Stir in the nuts.
- Pour the pear slices into the greased baking dish and cover with the oat mixture. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until bubbly.
Recipe adapted from TasteofHome.com