Individual Cinnamon Pear Crisp

October 20, 2011

in Other Desserts


I’ve been a little obsessed with pears recently and have probably eaten one or two a day for the last week. It’s so hard to find a perfectly juicy pear, so when I found a whole bag of the organic bartlett variety at TJs the other day, I knew I needed to stock up and enjoy them while they’re available.


However, instead of eating fruit yesterday, I filled up on these and then promptly went into a sugar coma that left me useless for the rest of the day. Today I’m vowing to eat more fruit and vegetables and slightly less chocolate. I said slightly, not none at all. Who do you think I am?


I ate nearly an entire head of kale for lunch, so I feel totally justified in getting some of my fruit servings in the form of pear crisp. Because why eat a plain old pear when you can cover it in cinnamon and buttery oat crumble? Exactly.


Individual Cinnamon Pear Crisps
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Serves: 4
Pears are perfectly in season right now and make for an ideal alternative to more traditional apples in this simple and vegan pear crisp. And because they're already so sweet, you only need a touch of sugar in the topping to create an indulgent dessert. Bake in ramekins to create individual crisps and instant portion control.
  • 4 Ramekins
  • 4 Pears (I used Bartlett, but Bosc would also be delicious)
  • ½ C. + ½ Tbs. All Purpose Flour
  • ½ C. Rolled Oats
  • ¼ C. Sugar
  • ¼ C. Earth Balance, Melted
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. Nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. Ground Ginger
  • 4 Tbs. Water
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Roughly chop pears and place in a medium bowl.
  3. Add to pears: ½ tsp. cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and ½ Tbs. flour. Toss until pears are evenly coated.
  4. Evenly distribute pears in ramekins. Add 1 Tbs. water to each and set aside.
  5. In a separate medium bowl, combine remaining ½ C. flour, oats, sugar, ½ tsp. cinnamon, and melted Earth Balance. The texture should be slightly dry and crumbly.
  6. Evenly distribute topping into ramekins.
  7. Set ramekins on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, until the topping has turned golden brown.
  8. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
This pear crisp is delicious on its own, but would be even more amazing served with a scoop of your favorite vanilla bean ice cream.


{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Anna @ Food Fitness Frolicking October 20, 2011 at 9:18 pm

Wow! Your blog is fantastic!!

I love pears, and cinnamon, and anything cobbler like..this is perfect!


Amanda October 20, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Hi Anna! Thanks for the positive feedback! I just recently started my blog, so it’s much appreciated. :)

The pear crisp is awesome – actually better than I expected it to be. And my apartment smells fantastic!


Emily October 21, 2011 at 1:37 am

I absolutely love your blog!
Pears + cinnamon + portion control = perfection! I just bought pears from TJ’s and I know exactly what I’ll be using them for! All of your recipes are fabulous, by the way. Thanks for sharing. (:


Amanda October 21, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Thanks, Emily! The pears from TJs have been so good recently. I was expecting the worst since their produce can be hit or miss, but they’re great in this recipe (and by themselves).

Just checked out your blog – love the recipe for vegan oatmeal cinnamon muffins! And you may have convinced me to try a wheatgrass shot too. :)


Jessica October 21, 2011 at 6:09 pm

This sounds really good, love the photography here too :)


Amanda October 21, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Hi Jessica! Glad to hear you like the photography. I’m learning…slowly, but surely. haha

I saw that you also started your blog recently. Congrats! I’m excited to read along. :)


Shannon @ Healthiful Balance October 22, 2011 at 7:34 am

Wow! This looks delicious!! :)


Amanda October 22, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Thanks, Shannon! :)


Krystina (Organically Me) October 26, 2011 at 8:54 pm

What a cute idea, especially since I can easily eat half a dish of crisp.

And hi, I’m Krystina. :) Just found your blog and it looks great!


Amanda October 26, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Hi Krystina! Thanks for your comment. I just checked out your blog and noticed you’re originally from MA too! Looking forward to reading more. :)


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