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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Iannelli-Rubin

Michy's Apple Pear Crisp

Updated: Nov 9, 2020

Your house will smell amazing once you get this decadent treat, bubbling! It's a real sign of fall when the aromas of fresh baked apples fill the air. This recipe shows up in our house in October and makes guest appearances through fall.

Did you know that New York State really is home of the "Big Apple"?

With over 700 apple orchards in our New York State, we are the second largest apple producing state in the country. (Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, annual Non-citrus Fruits and Nuts Summary)

This recipe is very simple and straightforward, but with a twist on the classic apple crisp including pears. My family loves it! I used perfectly crisp gala apples and bartlett pears. TIP: Be sure to select firm pears. And to ensure that the apples & pears don't take too long to cook, make sure you cut them fairly thin, about 1/4 inch.

Comment on this post if you give it a whirl. Let me know what you think. Happy Baking!



Fruit mix:

3 apple, peeled, cored & sliced

3 ripe firm pears, peeled, cored, & sliced

3 tablespoons lemon juice

1/3 cup granulated sugar

2 tablespoons flour

3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Topping: 2/3 cup old fashioned rolled oats

2/3 cup all purpose flour

2/3 cup light brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9 1/2 inch deep dish pie plate (or similar sized baking dish). Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl combine pears, apples, lemon juice, granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon and vanilla. Stir gently until completely combined. Dump the mixture (and any accumulated juices) into the prepared baking dish.

  3. For the topping: In a separate bowl, combine oats, flour, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon. Add melted butter and stir until combined. using your fingers, crumble the mixture over the fruit occasionally pressing some of it together to form clumps. Bake for 45-60 minutes, until the fruit is tender (check it with a sharp knife), the top is golden brown and it is bubbling around the edges. Serve warm. OPTIONAL: Top with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

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