Autumn Apple Pear Crisp

4.85 from 13 votes

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Apple Crisp is a simple fall dessert you can make in no time at all. Add some fresh pears to the dish and you’ve got an edible celebration of fall. Right in your own kitchen!

A bowl of apple crisp desseert

Autumn Apple Pear Crisp – I am not sure what you do on a beautiful, clear autumn day, but I bake.  So while at our little cottage in the middle Nowhere, Wisconsin this past weekend, I put together this simple and delicious autumn dessert.

A pan filled with food, with pears

About this

Nothing says fall to me, more than fresh fruits. Whether those fruits are put into a pie or a crisp, it doesn’t matter.  However, I do like simple.  When I saw some beautiful apples and pears at my local grocer, I immediately imagined the aromas at our small lake cottage when I turned them into our apple crisp recipe.

When I arrived back at the cottage, I quickly started pulling from our cupboard some things we always have on hand, rolled oats, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon.  With a peel here and a dice there, my autumn Apple Pear Crisp started to take shape.

a bowl full of fruit crisp

Once this crisp recipe hit the oven and started to bake, the aroma of fall filled the cottage.  Impatiently, we all pasted our faces to the door of the oven and watched it cook to it’s golden glory.  I am not going to lie to you. 

The hardest part of this recipe was waiting for Dan to finish the photoshoot.  While he took pictures the kids and I stood close at hand with our spoons waiting for a bite of warm apple dessert.

When he was finally done with these photos, which seemed like an eternity, we all sat down and had a little Sunday afternoon treat. It was well worth the wait.  Do yourself a favor and make my apple crisp recipe for your family.  They will certainly thank you for it.  Enjoy.  -Scott

A bowl of food on a table, with Platter and Autumn



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Apple Pear Crisp

4.85 from 13 votes
A scrumptious and easy crisp recipe perfect for fall
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 1 hour
Yield: 8 servings


For Crisp Topping

  • 1 1/2 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Butter soften
  • 1/4 Cup Pecans

For Crisp Filling

  • 2 Cups Apples diced, I used a combination of Braeburn and Granny Smith Apples
  • 2 Cups Pears diced
  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • juice from a half of a lemon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a bowl combine the rolled oats, flour, brown sugar.
  • Add the softened butter.
  • Using a fork, or your hands, incorporate the butter until the mixture becomes “crumbly”.
  • Peel and dice the apples and pears and put into a mixing bowl.
  • Squeeze onto the apples and pears the juice of the lemon.
  • Add brown sugar and cinnamon and mix together to coat all of the fruit.
  • Pour fruit mixture into a 9X9 pan, or in our case a cast iron skillet.
  • Top the fruit with the crisp topping.
  • Bake in oven for approximately 40-45 minutes.
  • Serve warm with a scope of vanilla ice cream.


Calories: 380kcal, Carbohydrates: 61g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 31mg, Sodium: 13mg, Potassium: 202mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 41g, Vitamin A: 381IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 51mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Dan & Scott split their time between Wisconsin and Southwest Florida and are dads to six boys. Good food runs through their veins, and they love showing others how to cook easy recipes.

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  1. I have to agree that nothing says fall more than the sweet scent of apples filling up the house. Apples dishes are definitely on my fall baking list. . .but then again it is so long that I fear it will be near impossible to get through the entire list. The is such a lovely, yet simple dish.

    1. I love fall and the scents that come out of the kitchen. I hope that you get a chance to make this recipe. It is simply a winner.

  2. 5 stars
    Looks like the perfect fall dessert! Can’t wait to try this. I love to use Braeburn apples for baking.

  3. Never made apple crumbles before and I live very close to apple hill. Time to make it and I think its a healthy dessert as well.

    1. Elizabeth, I think this treat may be right up your alley! Thanks so much for stopping by Platter Talk. We love hearing form our readers!