Hey there! It’s Katie from The Casual Craftlete. Fall is in full swing (YAY) which means Thanksgiving will be here soon. Today, I am sharing an Apple and Pear Skillet Crumble recipe. Not everyone loves pumpkin pie so I wanted to have a non-traditional dessert this year but still reminds you of fall.
This crumble is such an easy dessert to make. It’s really hard to mess it up. My home town just had their annual Apple Festival, so I had a big bag of Honeycrisp apples that I bought at the orchard. For this recipe I like mixing a hard tart apple like Granny Smith with a softer and sweeter apple like the Honeycrisp. The pears just give the crumble a great texture and some more sweetness.
Let’s get started!
To start, you combine apple and pear slices, freshly squeezed lemon juice, granulated sugar, all-purpose flour, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon and nutmeg. Next, you make the amazing crumble topping which is made up of cinnamon, sugar, nutmeg, brown sugar, flour, oats, salt and lots of butter. Hey, it’s the holidays so it’s ok to spurge a bit.
Then, you combine everything in a cast iron skillet. Of course, if you don’t have a skillet you can always use a baking dish. But, I think everything tastes better in the cast iron. Then bake until nice and bubbly. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.
- 6 cups peeled, cored and diced apples (I used 3 cups Granny Smith and 3 cups Honeycrisp)
- 2 cups peeled, cored and diced pears
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- For the crumble topping:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- ⅔ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 12 tablespoons (1½ sticks) unsalted butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- In a large mixing bowl, combine apples, pears, lemon juice, vanilla, granulated sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and flour. Gently mix until apples and pears are well coated. Let the mixture sit aside while preparing the crumble.
- For the crumble topping: in another large mixing bowl, combine flour, old fashion oats, brown sugar, granulated sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Whisk together. Mix in the diced butter with your fingers until you have large crumbles.
- Place the apple and pear mixture into a 12 inch skillet. Sprinkle the crumble topping evenly over the apples and pears.
- Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until brown and bubbly.
- Serve warm or at room temperature with ice cream or whipped cream.
I hope you enjoy my Apple and Pear Skillet Crumble for the fall season and maybe even put it on your Thanksgiving menu!
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