Fruit Crisps – Delicious, Crunchy, AND Healthy! Asian Pear Crisp

Fruit Crisps are a super simple homemade dessert to be enjoyed warm with ice cream or cold. If you have an abundance of fruit, this is the dessert!When life gives you a bucket of pears or apples….make a crisp! Look no further for a dessert that is delicious and satisfying AND fairly healthy. Fruit Crisps are my new favorite sweet to bake and serve warm with a side of ice cream or low-fat frozen yogurt. Fruit Crisps are a super simple homemade dessert to be enjoyed warm with ice cream or cold. If you have an abundance of fruit, this is the dessert!

Fresh fruit is the star of the show in a crisp. And when topped with a mixture that is mainly whole oats you are adding to the health power of this sweet concoction. The prevailing flavor accent is cinnamon, a spice with proven health benefits.

So, pick up some pears or apples and get crispin’!!

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Asian Pear Crisp

This crisp can be made with Asian pears, Bosc pears or apples.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fruit Crisps
Servings: 6
Author: Anna

Ingredients

Fruit -

  • 2 pounds Asian pears, Bosc pears, or apples - you can also mix the pears and apples
  • 1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons almond flour, (all-purpose flour can also be used)
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • dash nutmeg

Topping -

  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup almond flour, (all-purpose flour can also be used)
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, , melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Spray an 8"x8" glass pan with non-stick baking spray or lightly butter bottom of pan.
  • Cut the fruit into bite-sized chunks.
  • Put the chunks of fruit into the prepared pan and toss with lemon juice.
  • In a small bowl mix together the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the fruit and toss to coat all the fruit pieces.
  • For the topping, mix together in a medium bowl the oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder and sea salt.
  • Add the melted butter and stir until well incorporated.
  • Layer the topping on the fruit and spread it to evenly cover.
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes until the fruit is hot and bubbling.

Notes

Gr8 Baking Tip:
Each fruit, depending on its firmness and sugar content, will need a little different cooking time. Asian pears are very firm and will probably take the full 45 minutes.
Gr8 Do-Ahead Tip:
This can be prepared early in the day up through Step 9, covered, and refrigerated. Before baking be sure to bring the dish to room temperature. If the dish is cold when put in the oven, the baking time will increase.
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4 COMMENTS

  1. Anna | 25th Oct 15

    That is Gr8! Post a picture and let us know how it turns out!

  2. Anna | 25th Oct 15

    Yes, me too! The sea salt adds that little something extra that contrasts with the sweet.

  3. Brenda Perlin | 25th Oct 15

    I love this. Could eat this every day. That would be interesting.

  4. Claudia Kerns | 25th Oct 15

    I am so making this!!!

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