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Ginger Apple Pear Crisp

It's the final day of Fall Flavors week and today I'm sharing Ginger Apple Pear Crisp. What makes this a crisp and not a cobbler or a crumble? Crisps use brown sugar in the topping and also contain some kind of oats. 

I used Granny Smith apples and Barlett pears.  I peeled the apples but did not peel the pears, just personal preference.  

I made the topping in the food processor because I hate using a pastry blender to cut in butter.  As a result you can't see the oats in the topping, but they are there.

You can serve it up as is or you can totally take it over the top with some vanilla bean ice cream and diced candied ginger. 

Thank you so much to Ellen from Family Around the Table for hosting #FallFlavors Week! Be sure to go and see what the other bloggers are sharing using the links down below.

Ginger Apple Pear Crisp

Ginger Apple Pear Crisp
Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal


  • 4 medium tart apples, peeled and sliced
  • 4 medium pears, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cold butter, cubed


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, toss the first 7 ingredients. Transfer to a greased 13x9 baking dish.
  2. In another bowl, mix the first 6 topping ingredients; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over fruit.
  3. Bake until golden brown and fruit is tender, 40-45 minutes. Serve warm.
Ginger, apple, pear, crisp
Dessert, Breakfast, Snack



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Julie said…
Fabulous flavor combination in this crisp. It's a perfect Fall dessert.
Hezzi-D said…
I love apples and pears together and with the ginger I'm sold!
Lisa said…
I need to make this and add the ginger! So good!
Anonymous said…
I love pears and I can't wait to make this, Jolene!! I can eat a crumble topped dessert every day of the week!! Delicious! :)
Inger said…
Love that you added pears to one of my favorite fall desserts!
Radha said…
Ginger pairs well with apples and pair, and this crisp is a perfect dessert with a scoop of icecream! Nothing can beat this.
Rebecca said…
Fruit Crisps are always a favorite recipe, love using fresh pear. Delish.
Grace said…
It's definitely fall with this recipe. Great idea and recipe too

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