Easy Apple Pear Crisp

Apple Pear Crisp is an easy, comforting fruit meal made with all natural HEALTHY ingredients flavored with warming healing spices. Tender caramelized fruit mixture is topped with oatmeal crumb and crunchy walnuts. It’s sweet and absolutely delicious, nutritious and REFINED SUGAR-FREE. A perfect combination of fall flavors in a healthy breakfast or dessert!

Easy Apple Pear Crisp with oats

Have you noticed how apples are popping now from everywhere – store shelves, on farmers market…? It’s super crazy, right!? But GREAT – especially if you’re a fan of apples like me. Although you can get apples in stores throughout the whole year, during September they are in season… And sooo beautiful, juicy, and super sweet. I can’t resist them honestly. That’s why I’m all in APPLES now.

Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats is are favorite breakfast option lately. And this Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal, oh sooo yum!

Anyway, so I have this rule, which I follow (well mostly). After I’ve changed my diet and my lifestyle (and lost more than 100 pounds which I don’t want to gain back) I created this RULE. And it’s a good one that really works! The rule is: “No desserts during workdays. Only on weekends.” But sometimes (not often) I do break this rule (I’m only human!). And the reason for my deviation from this rule is usually a midweek chocolate craving or craving for some fruit flavored sweet treat. Yeah, don’t lol.

One of my favorite quick midweek afternoon desserts (that I love breaking the rule with) is fruit crisp. Well, you can categorize fruit crisp as a dessert but I like to think of it as a great breakfast option too. I usually use a lot of FRESH fruits, add wholesome ingredients and minimize added sugars. So yeah, it’s NUTRITIOUS meal more than a just a sweet dessert treat.

This Apple Pear Crisp recipe is one of my fav lately. It’s super easy to make, so rustic and super flavorful. A perfect combination of seasonal tastes in a delicious HEALTHY meal. The cool thing with this easy Apple Pear Crisp is that it leaves you with endless possibilities to play with spices and flavors you love so it’s super fun too.

Easy Apple Pear Crisp with oats

You will only need a few simple ingredients to make this deliciousness. For the crispy topping, I used rolled oats loaded with dietary fibers and beta-glucan – a type of fiber with blood cholesterol-lowering properties. Oats are also a very good source of plant-based proteins, and many essential vitamins and minerals. SO yeah, get the oats and make it a staple in your pantry. I also tossed some walnuts in the topping, for extra crunchiness. + some omega-3 fats boost.

To make this Apple Pear Crisp pick your favorite FRESH apples and pears. I love Elstar for their sweetness and crispness. You can also add a Fuji or Granny Smith if you like tartness. As for pears, I always use soft and sweet ones, like Bartlett but you can use any really. It will be delicious no matter which type of apples or pears you choose. Just follow this simple rule – the sweeter the fruit, less added sugars you will need to use. Another great rule, right?!

Also, I never peel the fruits. This makes preparing a bit easier. + it looks nice and adds up some nutrients. But feel free to peel if you prefer.

I rounded up this tasty story with amazing SPICE COMBO. I used warm fall/winterish spices – Ceylon cinnamon (a super-spice), nutmeg and allspice. I even dash all with a bit of ground cloves, but you can skip it if you prefer a mild flavored meal. Cloves are very intense.

Easy Apple Pear Crisp with oats

Easy Apple Pear Crisp with oats

This easy Apple Pear Crisp recipe is…

  • Super healthy and nutritious – loaded with fibers, healthy fats, and proteins.
  • Ridiculously quick and easy to make.
  • Full of warm flavors.
  • Spiced with HEALING super-spice – Ceylon cinnamon.
  • Loaded with superpowers from oats and walnuts.
  • Perfect simple breakfast or healthy dessert treat.
  • Naturally gluten free, dairy free, and vegan.

So if you’re craving a warm, hearty sweet treat than this Apple Pear Crisp is just the thing. It’s delightful, beautifully flavored and super delicious. It tastes just like Fall.

Pair this easy fruit crisp with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or coconut whip (with bee pollen sprinkled on top) for delicious dessert. Or with plain soy yogurt or milk for NUTRITIOUS breakfast.


Easy Apple Pear Crisp with oats
5 from 18 votes

Apple Pear Crisp

Apple Pear Crisp is an easy, comforting fruit dessert made with HEALTHY ingredients flavored with warming spices. It's refined sugar-free and so delicious!

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, crisp, easy, pear, recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 403 kcal
Author Natalie


  • 2 medium apples sliced
  • 2 medium pears sliced
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 2 teaspoon tapioca flour or cornstarch, or flour



  1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
  2. Wash, core and slice apples and pears.
  3. In a large bowl (or right in your baking dish) combine apples, pears, syrup, vanilla, all the spices, and tapioca flour. Mix well and layer into a 9 x 9 baking dish. Set aside for few minutes.
  4. In another medium-size bowl, combine oats, flour, salt, syrup, and cinnamon. Add the coconut oil and using a pastry cutter, two forks, or your hands, work the coconut oil into the mixture until becomes crumbly. Toss in the walnuts and mix well.
  5. Spread oat mixture evenly over the fruit mixture.
  6. Bake for 35 – 40 minutes, until apples and pears are fork tender. Let cool 5 minutes before serving.
  7. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

As a measure, I used UScup (240ml). *For GLUTEN-FREE option use certified gluten-free oats. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts
Apple Pear Crisp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 403 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Potassium 272mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 44g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 24g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 6.5%
Calcium 4.8%
Iron 6.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Check out these apple recipes too:
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies
Healthy Apple Carrot Muffins
Apple Pie Energy Bites
Apple Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Apple Cinnamon Muffins

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Easy Apple Pear Crisp with oats and walnuts

Easy Apple Pear Crisp with oats and walnuts

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  1. I absolutely love this! The spices, how rustic it is, I can’t wait to serve this to my friends!

  2. This looks so perfect for fall!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  3. The perfect dish to snuggle up to this fall!

  4. I love rustic desserts like this. Easy to whip up any night of the week. Pefect to make a HUGE batch for when you have company, or have to “take along” to a party.

  5. I would for sure love this as a breakfast treat! Wow – congratulations to you for losing your weight and sticking with it. This is such a healthy treat, and I love apples – yum!

  6. That looks comforting and warm bowl perfect for fall. All those wonderful spices to warm up the belly is amazing! I’m getting excited about fall arrival already

  7. what a great combination of fall flavors. I know I would love this any time of the day even for dessert

  8. That would be perfect weekend brunch or weekday dessert for me. I love apple and pear and this looks like a treat. Love the flavors of fall in there.

  9. Marisa Franca

    Rustic desserts are the very best. I love how you take the plain fruit and add the goodies to it. We aren’t big sweet eaters so this type of dessert would be something we’d welcome. In fact, it sounds a lot like the breakfast we eat only we cook the oatmeal.

  10. Yummy.I absolutely love this. Definitely eat this for brekkie and because it is so healthy i wouldn’t have to feel guilty

  11. Wow, this recipe looks great. Very interesting combination of ingredients. I really like. THANK YOU!

  12. Yum! I would eat this for breakfast or dessert, to be honest. I love all of the Ceylon cinnamon added to bring out the great flavors in the apples and pears. This looks perfect for fall.

  13. I love apples and pears together, they’re a terrific combination. This recipe looks like its got great texture.

  14. This fall crisp looks absolutely marvelous! What a perfectly healthy and easy sweet treat.

  15. This the one can be tried as dessert or even breakfast, great with apple pear combo, I am yet to try that you spiced them really nicely.

  16. I love that there’s no sugar. Looks delicious Natalie. Can’t wait to try it.

  17. I love making (and eating) apple crisp! And I like it for breakfast too; I agree, it’s good for you so…Anyway, yours looks delicious! And congrats on your diet program! That is so amazing!

  18. i love healthy, light and easy desserts. This recipe of yours does on my list to try next.Thanks for sharing.

  19. This crisp just screams Fall! I love that there are apples and pears inside. It looks like such a warm and cozy dessert. YUM

  20. Apple and pear sounds like an amazing combo!! This crisp screams fall, I love it!

  21. I love everything about this apple pear crisp! The topping looks perfectly crispy and golden and I love that you skip sugar and use maple syrup and Ceylon cinnamon to add that cozy sweet taste! Breakfast goals!

  22. I would love this every day for breakfast for the rest of the Fall season 😀 This looks sooo good and I love how easy it is to throw together ^_^

  23. My husband JUST requested an apple crisp, and I happen to have two pears in the fruit basket as well, so this recipe is definitely happening tonight! I appreciate that it’s refined-sugar free, and uses maple syrup, which I always have on hand. Can’t wait to make this!

  24. Fall crisps are the best. Such an easy and tasty dessert!!

  25. That looks so SINful, I cannot believe it’s healthy. Wish I had some right now with some vanilla frozen yogurt. Perfect Fall dessert!

  26. I really love your blog. You have some awesome recipes and photos. I definitley pinned this for making later!

  27. Favorite things about this: it has both pears and apples – such a good fruit combo. AND it’s nice and light and pretty healthy that you can have it for dessert or a snack. Perfect sweet treat for fall!

  28. I have never heard of the Elster apple, but now I must find it! This crisp looks fantastic and the perfect fall treat.

  29. Yum, what a perfect fall treat. Love that it is healthy too! Pinning this to try sometime next week!

  30. I have never had a pear crisp which is just crazy! I love pears! And crisp! I’ll definitely be making this soon!

  31. As an IBS sufferer I am always looking for safe desserts and this lovely pear crumble sounds safe and delicious; however, IBS folk have to use less fat because too much causes flareups that no one ever wants to have.lol However, I think I can just make half the topping and that will cut the fat in half, but not the flavor. I found your site while looking for Foodica themed sites because mine is also a Foodica themed site and I am trying to make mine grow. (As an 80 year old granny I think I have something to offer, but I am not geeky, so I look to others for site customization ideas.) Love your photos and love your story. What an inspiration to those of us who love sweets, but must curb how much we eat.

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