Recipe for Apple and Pear Crisp

Apple and Pear Crisp


  • 2 pounds ripe Bosc pears (about 4 pears)
  • 2 pounds firm Macoun apples (about 6 apples)
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Vanilla Ice Cream, for topping
  • For the Topping:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 2 sticks cold unsalted butter, diced


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel, core, and cut the pears and apples into large chunks. Place the fruit in a large bowl and add the zest, juices, sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pout into a 9 x 12 x 2 inch baking dish.
  3. For the Topping:
  4. Combine the flour, sugars, salt, oatmeal, and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle
  5. attachment. Mix on low speed for 1 minute, until the mixture is in large crumbles. Sprinkle evenly over the fruit, covering completely.
  6. Place the baking dish on a sheet pan and bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, until the top is brown and the fruit is bubbly. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream!

Recipe and Photo: The Sweet and Savory Kitchen / CC BY-SA

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