Maple Ginger Pear Crumble

This easy pear crumble combines warm pears, ginger and a touch of pure maple syrup with a sweet and crunchy oat topping for a simple yet satisfying dessert.

Maple Ginger Pear Crumble

Oatmeal cookie meets warm pears, ginger and a touch of pure maple syrup in this simple yet satisfying dessert. This crumble lets pears take the spotlight. And packaged in these individual ramekins, each serving comes in just over 250 calories. 

Best fall fruits

Fall ushers in a number of delicious fall fruits. Apples, grapes, persimmon, figs top my list of favorites. This recipe makes the best of peak pear season. It’s warm and bursting with flavor.

But I said to a fellow friend the other day that pears are so underrated. I take them with me for snacks or enjoy with a slice of cheddar at night. But this time, I decided to make dessert. A Maple Ginger Pear Crumble to be exact.

Concorde- Anjou-Bosc-Pears

Best pears for pear crisp or crumble

I chose to use Concorde pears (the green ones above) as the base. Concorde pears are a unique pear variety that combines the Comice and Conference pears. Concorde pears have a decadent quality about them and a pronounced vanilla flavor.

I also added a red Anjou pear (the one at the top of the picture) to the mix. Anjou pears are firm with a more mellow flavor – so they add great balance to the crumble.

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Now about the crumble…

Oatmeal cookie meets warm pears, ginger and a touch of pure maple syrup in this simple yet satisfying dessert. This crumble lets pears take the spotlight and comes in just over 250 calories.

Use coconut oil instead of butter to make it vegan. To make it gluten-free, swap almond for regular flour and use gluten-free oats.

Maple Ginger Pear Crumble

Can I leave the pear skin on for desserts?

This easy pear crumble comes together in just a few minutes. You can leave the pear skin on for extra fiber and a more rustic feel. Just keep in mind that the skin may get a little tough while it bakes so you may want to peel your pears for a less chewy final dessert. I enjoyed it with a little fresh Bourbon whipped cream!

 

Tips for making the best healthy pear crumble

Taste the pears. How sweet are your pears? Sweeter pears mean less maple syrup. With this, make sure you start with ripe pears. If you need help with that check out how to choose ripe pears.

Don’t peel the pears. This helps the pears keep their shape plus provides more fiber! Plus, this saves time. It’s a win-win.

Preheat the oven. Adding the dessert to a hot oven helps the crumble to cook evenly – developing that gorgeous color and caramelized flavor.

 

More healthy pear recipes to try

Honey Walnut Roasted Pears

Pear Crostini with Honey Hazelnut Goat Cheese

Sparkling Pear Prosecco Punch

Maple Ginger Pear Crumble

This easy pear crumble combines warm pears, ginger and a touch of pure maple syrup with a sweet and crunchy oat topping for a simple yet satisfying dessert.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy pear dessert, pear crisp
Servings: 4
Calories: 234.3kcal
Author: Marisa Moore

Ingredients

Pear Filling

  • 4 cups peeled chopped pears (~ 3 large pears)
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Crumble topping

  • ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon coarse salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into cubes

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Prep 4 ramekins with cooking spray or butter. Place on a baking sheet lined with foil because things will get bubbly!
  • Mix the pears, ginger, cornstarch, maple syrup and vanilla. Set aside.
  • Combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon. Using a pastry cutter, fork or your hands, cut the butter into the oat mixture until it takes on a crumb-like appearance.
  • Heap 1 cup of the pear mixture into each of the ramekins. Top with 2 tablespoons of crumble topping.
  • Bake until juices bubble and the topping becomes golden brown, about 35-40 minutes.
  • Let cool slightly. Serve warm.

Notes

Tips for making the best healthy pear crumble

Taste the pears. How sweet are your pears? Sweeter pears mean less maple syrup. With this, make sure you start with ripe pears. If you need help with that check out how to choose ripe pears.
Don’t peel the pears. This helps the pears keep their shape plus provides more fiber! Plus, this saves time. It’s a win-win.
Preheat the oven. Adding the dessert to a hot oven helps the crumble to cook evenly – developing that gorgeous color and caramelized flavor.
Recipe and content by Marisa Moore, RDN | Marisa Moore Nutrition:http://marisamoore.com
All images and content are © Marisa Moore. Please do not republish or reprint anything without prior consent. You are welcome to share this post via social media though :).

Nutrition

Calories: 234.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 41.95g | Protein: 3.72g | Fat: 6.71g | Saturated Fat: 3.76g | Cholesterol: 15.05mg | Sodium: 495.13mg | Potassium: 528.64mg | Fiber: 3.72g | Sugar: 25.32g | Vitamin A: 455.73IU | Vitamin C: 22.32mg | Calcium: 101.98mg | Iron: 3.03mg

16 Comments on Maple Ginger Pear Crumble

    • Marisa
      November 10, 2015 at 4:06 PM (4 years ago)
      Hope you get to try it, Rachel! It was perfect for my fridge full of pears. Reply
  1. Rachel @ Delicious Balance
    November 9, 2015 at 4:30 PM (4 years ago)
    My mouth is watering looking at this! I just pinned it to save for later :) I hope your weather clears up soon, fall is my favorite time of the year and we've been spoiled up here in Michigan! Reply
    • Marisa
      November 10, 2015 at 4:06 PM (4 years ago)
      Thanks, Rachel! We got sun today. Finally! Reply
    • Marisa
      November 10, 2015 at 4:08 PM (4 years ago)
      I love both but there's something about the limited nature of pears that just makes a pear dessert that much more special, right? Thanks for stopping by Rebecca! Reply
  2. Jessica @ Nutritioulicious
    November 10, 2015 at 11:03 AM (4 years ago)
    This looks amazing! I just bought Concorde pears at Trader Joe's the other day and we've been loving them - it was my first time trying them. I love that these are individually portioned! Reply
    • Marisa
      November 10, 2015 at 4:05 PM (4 years ago)
      Yes. The little ramekins not only make this fun to eat, it serves as good cue to stop! And this was my first time trying Concorde pears as well. They were incredibly sweet in this dish - went well beyond my expectations! Reply
  3. Sonali- The Foodie Physician
    November 10, 2015 at 12:44 PM (4 years ago)
    This looks awesome- such a perfect autumn dessert! Pears are my daughter's favorite fruit so I know she would devour this yumminess :) Reply
    • Marisa
      November 10, 2015 at 4:03 PM (4 years ago)
      Thanks, Sonali! Pears are so perfect right now! I bet she would really enjoy it! Reply
  4. Rebecca
    November 10, 2015 at 10:36 PM (4 years ago)
    I'm pretty sure I've never had pears in crumble but I definitely love them for snacks and in morning oats. You've got all the best flavors here! I bet it's super delicious. Reply
  5. EA-The Spicy RD
    November 11, 2015 at 11:06 AM (4 years ago)
    Yum-love crumbles! And I've never seen Concord pears before-they sound delicious! I hope the weather starts behaving for you. We had such an unseasonably hot summer/fall, not to mention being in a drought, that we are loving all the rain that's been coming/will be coming our way :-) Reply

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