Pear and Apple Crumble

Celebrate the season with this delicious crumble made with Gala or Golden Delicious apples and pears.


8 servings

Topping Ingredients

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon apple pie spice
1/2 cup cold unsalted butter
3 tablespoons granulated (white) sugar
3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar

Filling Ingredients

3 large Gala or Golden Delicious apples
3 large ripe but firm pears
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons granulated (white) sugar
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 375°F (191°C). Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with Pan Release or baking spray with flour.

In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder and apple pie spice. Cut in 1/2 cup butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until mixture looks like rolled oats. Stir in 3 tablespoons granulated sugar and the brown sugar; set aside.

Peel and core apples. Cut into quarters, then cut each quarter crosswise in half. Repeat with pears. In 4-quart Dutch oven, combine 2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice. Heat over medium heat until butter is melted; stir in apples. Partly cover; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add pears; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes, depending on ripeness of pears. In small bowl, mix remaining 2 tablespoons lemon juice, the cornstarch and cinnamon; add to fruit mixture. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until thickened.

Spoon fruit mixture into ungreased 9 1/2-inch glass deep-dish pie plate. Spoon topping evenly over fruit. Place pie plate on baking sheet.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until topping is golden brown and fruit is bubbly. Serve warm or cool.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes Bake Time: 40 minutes

Additional Information

Select heavy lemons, which contain more juice. One medium lemon contains about 3 tablespoons juice, so you will need 2 lemons for this recipe.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 350 (Calories from Fat 130), Total Fat 15 g (Saturated Fat 9 g, Trans Fat 1/2 g), Cholesterol 40 mg; Sodium 85 mg; Total Carbohydrate 51 g (Dietary Fiber 4 g, Sugars 30 g), Protein 2 g; Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 3 1/2

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