Apple and Pear Fruit Crisp

If you are looking for a light fruit dessert that won’t break the calorie bank, this apple pear crisp will be a delight.

Pear and Apple Fruit Crumble - slimmed down to 230 calories and delcious

Printable Recipe – Apple and Pear Crisp

Fruit crumbles are some of my favorite summer time desserts.  See this fresh fig and blueberry crumble for another tasty option.

The recipe is easy to make, and yet full of flavor.  The fruit mixture is creamy and delicious and the crumble makes you feel as though you are not eating something geared to a diet.

ingredients for fruit compote

Assemble your ingredients.  Preheat the oven to 350° F, and coat 2 small  oven proof baking dishes with cooking spray. Peel and core the apples and pears.

apples and pears in sugar.

Combine all ingredients for the filling in a large saucepan over medium-high heat and cook gently, bringing the mixture to a simmer.

reduced liquid and fruit

Decrease the heat to medium, and continue cooking, stirring often, until the apples and pears are tender and the liquid reduces by half – about 25 minutes.  Transfer filling to the  baking dishes.

ingredients for topping

Combine all the dry ingredients for the topping in a small bowl.

topping for fruit compote

Add the butter and mix well to combine.

Apple and pear crisp ready to bake

Sprinkle the topping over the fruit mixture, and then bake for 5-10 minutes, or until the topping has browned and is slightly crispy.

Pearl and Apple Fruit Crisp

This recipe makes quite a nice portion with a calorie count about 230 calories.  Very filling and you won’t feel as though you are on a diet.

Yield: 3

Apple and Pear Baked Crisp

Apple and Pear Baked Crisp
Fresh apples and pears combine with nutmeg, cinnamon and brown sugar and then get topped with a crunchy crumble topping for this delicious dessert.
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

For the filling

  • 1 pear, cut into cubes
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, cut into cubes
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

For the topping

  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp chopped pecans
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F, and coat 2 small oven proof baking dishes with cooking spray
  2. Combine all ingredients for the filling in a large saucepan over medium-high heat and cook gently, bringing the mixture to a simmer.
  3. Decrease the heat to medium, and continue cooking, stirring often, until the apples and pears are tender and the liquid reduces by half - about 25 minutes.
  4. Transfer filling to the baking dishes.
  5. Combine all the ingredients for the topping in a small bowl.
  6. Sprinkle the topping over the fruit mixture, and then bake for 5-10 minutes, or until the topping has browned and is slightly crispy.
  7. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint (optional).

Nutrition Information

Yield

3

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 173 Total Fat 8g Saturated Fat 3g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 4g Cholesterol 10mg Sodium 53mg Carbohydrates 27g Fiber 4g Sugar 19g Protein 1g
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.
 

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