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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.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy pear dessert, pear crisp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 234.3kcal


Pear Filling

  • 4 cups 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 (gluten-free OK)
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon coarse salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into cubes


  • 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.


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
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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