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This Vegan Gluten free Apple Pear Crisp combines tart apples, sweet pears, and a hint of ginger for a delightful take on classic old-fashioned apple crisp! Topped with oatmeal cookie like crumb! Naturally sweetened + Nut-free option.

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This Vegan Gluten free Apple Pear Crisp is all I have been craving lately.  We all know apple crisp, but let me tell you, adding pears changes the game! I love the textural difference between the 2 fruits. During baking, the pears get super soft and supple, while the apples stay a little more firm.

If you want, you can cut the apples a little thinner and keep the pears as full slices. You’ll mix the sliced fruit with only a few other simple ingredients, just like we do with regular apple crisp.

a casserole dish with apple pear crisp

Oftentimes I find fruit crisps a tad sweet. This one is naturally sweetened and generally not too sweet as we only use small amounts of maple syrup and coconut sugar.  Cinnamon finds its way into both filling and crisp topping and we’ll also add a touch of nutmeg for extra warm spice flavor.

a bowl of apple pear crisp with two scoops of ice cream

The topping? Oh my goodness the crumble topping is so delicious. It’s a simple mix of almond butter, almond flour, nuts and oats – so gluten-free. It’s a crumbly oatmeal cookie on top!

a serving of apple pear crisp topped with two scoops of ice cream

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Apple Pear Crisp Vegan Gluten-free

5 from 4 votes
By: Vegan Richa
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
This Vegan Pear Apple Crisp has tart apples, sweet pears, a hint of ginger, is topped with oatmeal cookie like crumb is a delightful take on classic old-fashioned apple crisp ! Naturally sweetened, Gluten-free + Nut-free option.
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Ingredients 
 

For the apples and pears:

  • 1 large apple, thinly sliced (I use honeycrisp)
  • 1 red pear, thinly sliced, or use another medium apple for Apple crisp
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon cane sugar or coconut sugar, optional
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger

For the topping:

  • 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or powder
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons slivered or chopped almonds, Or pecans or walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions 

  • In a 6×8 or similar size baking dish, add the sliced apple and pear.You can also chop them into small pieces and use  Then add the rest of the ingredients and mix well to coat.
  • To make the topping, add the almond butter, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, oil to a bowl and microwave it to warm up the almond butter a little bit then mix really well. Or add them to a saucepan and warm over medium low. Mix in vanilla extract.
  • Add in all of the dry ingredients and mix well. Press and mix so that the mixture is like a crumbly oatmeal cookie dough. Add more maple syrup a teaspoon at a time , if the mixture is too dry.
  • Transfer spoonfuls of this mixture over the apple and pear mixture and even it out.
  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius ) for 40 minutes. Check at 35 minutes to check if crumb topping is crisp to preference.
  • Serve with vegan ice cream or vegan whipped cream of choice.
    Store on the counter covered for a couple of hours, Refrigerate for upto 4 days. Freeze for upto a month

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Notes

This recipe is gluten free with certified gf oats
To make it nut-free, omit the nuts and add some chopped pumpkin seeds. Substitute almond flour with 2 tablespoons flour and 2 tablespoons more oats 
Oilfree : omit the oil and add more almond butter 

Nutrition

Calories: 243kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 56mg, Potassium: 216mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 16g, Vitamin A: 27IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 66mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Ingredients:

  • apple and red pear are my fruit of choice, you can also use all apples
  • the filling is sweetened with maple syrup and coconut sugar or cane sugar
  • cornstarch is used to thicken the filling. Use any other starch such as arrowroot or tapioca as a substitute
  • lemon adds freshness and brings out the apple flavor
  • cinnamon, always – we add it to both filling and crumble topping
  • fresh ginger is a nice addition and goes so well with the pear
  • the topping uses almond butter and a small amount of oil. Omit the oil for Oilfree
  • vanilla extract or powder
  • almond flour is added instead of flour
  • chopped almonds, pecans, and shredded coconut add crunch to the crumble topping
  •  oats make the crumble topping wholesome

Tips:

  • This recipe is gluten-free, made with certified gf oats
  • To make it nut-free, omit the nuts and add some chopped pumpkin seeds. Substitute almond flour with 2 tablespoons flour and 2 tablespoons more oats
ingredients needed for making apple pear crisp on a marble counter

How to make Gluten free Apple Pear Crisp:

apple slices in a white casserole dish

In a 6×8 or similar size baking dish, add the sliced apple and pear. You can also chop them into small pieces and use  Then add the rest of the ingredients and mix well to coat.

apple and pear sliced dusted with cinnamon sugar

To make the topping, add the almond butter, maple syrup, oil to a bowl and microwave it to warm up the almond butter a little bit then mix really well. Or add them to a saucepan and warm over medium-low. Mix in the vanilla extract.

almond butter being mixed with oil to make crumble topping
almond butter being mixed with maple syrup, vanilla and oil in a glass bowl

Add in all of the dry ingredients and mix well. Press and mix so that the mixture is like a crumbly oatmeal cookie dough. Add more maple syrup a teaspoon at a time, if the mixture is too dry.

dry ingredients for crumble topping in a glass bowl
crumble topping in a glass bowl

Transfer spoonfuls of this mixture over the apple and pear mixture and even it out.

apple and pear slices being topped with crumble topping in a casserole dish

Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius ) for 40 minutes.

Check at 35 minutes to check if crumb topping is crisp to preference. You can also bake it for another 5 minutes if you like your topping crispier.

freshly baked apple pear crisp in a white casserole dish

Serve with vegan ice cream or vegan whipped cream of choice.

Change up the spices and nuts in the topping for variation.

apple pear crisp with two scoops of ice cream

About Richa

Hi, I'm Richa! I create flavorful plant based recipes that are inspired by my Indian upbringing, including many gluten-free, soy-free, and oil-free options.

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6 Comments

  1. Franny says:

    5 stars
    Ah, Richa! You did it again! This is my new favorite fruit crisp recipe. I like lots of fruit in my crisp so I used 3 medium Bosc pears and 1 medium Gala apple, plus a handful of dried cranberries. Yum! I love your inclusion of almond flour and almond butter in the topping. Perfectly crunchy and sooo delicious! Thank you for another keeper recipe! 💖 Franny

    1. Richa says:

      Awesome!

  2. DIANA says:

    Recipe as printed above calls for one apple and one pear, and serves 6.
    Many sliced apples/pears are shown in the pictures of ingredients. Is there a mistake (typo) in the recipe?

    1. Richa says:

      That’s just 1 Apple and pear. I use large honey crisps. You can use 2 medium or medium small apples. I’ll add weight of the apple to the recipe

  3. Emily says:

    5 stars
    Made this with just apples and everyone loved it! Thanks for the consistently fabulous recipes !

    1. Richa says:

      Awesome