Pear Crumble

Pear Crumble

5 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2007

This easy, comforting pear crumble is sure to please. Serve it as is or with low-fat ice cream.

Ingredients 14 servings

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  • Topping
  • 1½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup whole-wheat or all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 5 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3½ pounds ripe but firm Anjou pears, peeled and cut into ½-inch pieces
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons minced crystallized ginger


  • Active

  • Ready In

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. To prepare topping: Combine oats, walnuts, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Drizzle with oil and stir until evenly moist.
  3. To prepare filling: Combine pears, maple syrup, raisins, flour, lemon juice and ginger in a large bowl and mix well. Transfer the mixture to a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle the topping over the pears.
  4. Bake the crumble until the pears are tender and the topping is golden, 45 to 50 minutes. Let stand for at least 10 minutes before serving.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Prepare the topping (Step 2) and filling (Step 3), cover and refrigerate separately for up to 1 day. Bring to room temperature before assembling and baking.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 297 calories; 10 g fat(1 g sat); 6 g fiber; 53 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 24 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 33 g sugars; 15 g added sugars; 51 IU vitamin A; 6 mg vitamin C; 44 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 7 mg sodium; 298 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1½ fruit, 2 other carbohydrates, 2 fat

Reviews 5

October 09, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Tasty We are a family of diabetics. I used sugar free maple syrup and Splenda brown sugar in this recipe. It is delicious. Probably better with the real stuff but good with sugar free ingredients too. Will make this again. Pros: Simple to make Cons: None
October 06, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Ideal for all ages and calorie counters I love this recipe! i use whole wheat flour and coconut oil instead. i cut back on the brown sugar (1/4th)too and add a little more pure maple syrup (sent from canada! :)) It pairs exceptionally well with vanilla or butter scotch icecream. Pros: walnuts! oats, ginger, pears and raisins are great for you! Cons: a bit too many things!
November 11, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Followed recipe exactly= perfect I followed it exactly and it was delicious. Using fresh pears made them soft but not mushy. I can't complain- it was sooo good. Pros: So fresh and just sweet enough Cons: no cons
November 20, 2011
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By: EatingWell User
Easy and tasty I really enjoyed this with vanilla ice cream. I had 4 lbs. of pears, and was concerned about having too much liquid from them, so I used 4 T. of cornstarch instead of the flour, which I mixed into the maple syrup and lemon before adding to the pears. Also only had quick oats, but it all came out really good! Pros: easy, delicious, basic
November 13, 2010
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awesome dessert!, easy to make and everybody loves it. I am not a fan of pears, used apples instead, so i don't know how it is with pears, also i cut back on the sugar to 1/4 cup each.
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