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The Best Apple Pear Crisp

Looking for the best apple pear crisp? Then look no further. This recipe is simple because you don't have to spend time peeling the fruit. Sure, you could peel it if you prefer, but by leaving the skin on you not only save time, but you also add fiber and reduce food waste.
Note: You could also make this with all apples or all pears. Use what you have on hand!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • large baking dish (e.g., 9 x 11 or 11 inch circular)


Apple-Pear Filling

  • 7-8 cups chopped apples and pears (about 7-8 apples and pears) use a combination of different types
  • cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon or cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (about 1/2 - 1 lemon)

Crisp Topping

  • 1 ½ cups old-fashioned oats
  • cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • cup maple syrup


  • Preheat oven to 375° F.
  • In a large bowl, combine chopped apples, chopped pears, sugar, arrowroot powder, and cinnamon. Toss and then drizzle with lemon juice. Transfer to a large baking dish.
  • Use the same bowl to make the crisp topping. To the bowl add the oats, almond flour, chia seeds, cinnamon, ginger, and salt. Combine with a spoon and then mix in the melted butter and maple syrup.
  • Spread the crisp mixture evenly over the apple pear filling. Cover loosely with foil. Bake for about 35-40 minutes or until the topping is golden brown, the fruit is soft, and the juices are bubbling. If not quite ready, bake for another 5-10 minutes. (All ovens are different, so use your senses to decide when it's ready. A fragrant smell is a good sign that it's ready!)
  • Enjoy with ice cream, Greek/Skyr yogurt (pictured), coconut cream, whipped cream, or anything else that calls you!
Keyword almond flour, apples, high-fiber, oats, pears, vegetarian