RecipePear-Apple Fruit Crisp

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 215
  • Protein: 2.5 g
  • Total Fat: 7 g
    • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 15 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 38 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.5 g
  • Total Sugar: 19 g
    • Natural Sugar: 13 g
    • Added Sugar: 6 g
  • Sodium: 95 mg

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This recipe makes 8 servings
  • 4 cups (about 1¼ pounds) sliced apples, like Granny Smith or Macun
  • 4 cups (about 1¼ pounds) sliced pears, like Bosc
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot starch or cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest, from 1 orange
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • ⅓ cup whole-wheat pastry flour (or white whole-wheat flour)
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
  • ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) chilled unsalted butter, cut into chunks

Preheat oven to 375˚.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the apples and pears with arrowroot (or cornstarch), orange zest and orange juice. Pour the fruit mixture into a 2-quart baking dish and set aside.

In another bowl, combine the flour, oats, sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and butter. With a fork, squish the butter into the flour mixture until the flour is no longer dry (it should resemble wet sand).

Sprinkle the oat mixture evenly on top of the fruit and place the baking dish in the oven. Bake for about 60 minutes, or until the topping is crispy and brown and the fruit is bubbling. Allow the crisp to cool for at least 30 minutes so the filling can set, and then serve!


*Note: To make clean-up easier, place baking dish on top of a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. This will keep fruit juices from falling to the bottom of your oven.