Apple and Pear Crumble

Autumn is an amazing season, the cooler temperatures instantly remind us to start cooking warm and comforting meals. The smells of dried leaves make us want to go out for a hike to appreciate the colors of the beautiful trees and most of all, apple and pear picking season starts, and we soon have more fresh fruits than we even know what to do with.

The smell of this dessert as it wafts through your house, thanks to it’s delicious fall-themed spices, will send everyone running to the kitchen table. For maximum comfort, we suggest enjoying this dessert with a glass of milk, a latte or even a chai latte (this recipe by Ricardo is by far our favorite).

Don’t forget to leave the peel on your apples and pears! It maximizes the fiber content while also reducing prep time.<

Recipe created by Johanne Vezina, RD and Stephanie Leduc, RD

Ingredients:

Filling

  • 4 medium apples, sliced (4-5 cups)
  • 4-5 medium pears, sliced (4-5 cups)
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼  tsp salt

Topping

  • 2 cups quick cook oats
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup flour
  • 5 tbsp cold butter, cut into cubes

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F, lightly grease a 9x13in pan.
  2. Mix ingredients for the filling and add to the prepared pan.
  3. Mix ingredients for the topping, cutting in the butter until texture is crumbly.
  4. Evenly spread mixture on top of filling.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes, uncovered.

If you get to make this recipe, we would love to hear your feedback!

Stephanie Leduc and Johanne Vezina, RD's

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