Cinnamon Pear Crumble
Yield: 1 8x8 pan
  • 5 pears*, peeled and chopped into chunks
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon sugar**
For the topping:
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup oats
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar (I used dark, either is fine.)
  • ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 stick of butter, melted
  1. Preheat over to 350F.
  2. Toss pears with ginger, cinnamon and sugar and place in an 8x8 pan (or something relatively similar in size.)
  3. To make the topping, stir together the flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, maple syrup and butter. Mixture will become moist and dough-like.
  4. Use your hands to break it apart and sprinkle evenly over the pears.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes or until the topping is crispy and golden. Serve warm with ice cream or greek yogurt
Ripe not-so-juicy pears will totally work for this. If your pears are on the juicier side though, toss with a tablespoon of flour along with the other ingredients before putting them in the pan.

*I made this on the very not-sweet side so I could eat it for breakfast! Add up to ⅔ cup of sugar if you want this to be more dessert-like.

Recipe loosely adapted from: The Pioneer Woman
Recipe by The Baker Chick at