Easy Gingersnap Pear Crumble

This easy Gingersnap Pear Crumble is just what you need to greet the autumn season. A sweet pear filling, seasoned with ginger, is topped with a nutty gingersnap-oat crumble that bakes up sweet and crunchy. Great to serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce. A dessert that’s casual enough for everyday and delicious enough for company.

Gingersnap Pear Crumble | 2 Cookin Mamas This easy Gingersnap Pear Crumble is just what you need to greet the autumn season. A sweet pear filling, seasoned with ginger, is topped with a nutty gingersnap-oat crumble that bakes up sweet and crunchy. Great to serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce. A dessert that's casual enough for everyday and delicious enough for company. #pearcrumble #pears #dessert #fall #easyrecipe #gingersnaps #oats #walnuts

Hellooo Fall! I simply love fall! In Florida it’s not so much the cooler weather and the turning of the leaves, although I do love that and so wish we could have that weather here, but all the flavors that go with the season. I think apples, pears, pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, squash, persimmons and sweet potatoes.

Gingersnap Pear Crumble with serving overhead

I have to admit that I did get to see the tiniest tinge of fall when I went to see my sister in Michigan last week so at least I’m feelin’ the season even though it’s still in the 90s outside.

Fall in Michigan

Now I’ve made Apple Cider Doughnuts and Pumpkin Streusel Muffins but this gingersnap pear crumble has got to be one of the top desserts to start the fall season. It’s so easy to make and so delicious you’ll wonder why you didn’t make it sooner. It’s all made in an iron skillet with just a couple bowls and a spoon to clean up. It’s relatively healthy for you with no bottom crust and just a crumble on top and it has a ginger snap to it that gives the milder pears exactly what they need to shine.

A few easy steps to make the perfect autumn dessert – Gingersnap Pear Crumble.

Gingersnap Pear Crumble Pear Filling Steps

  • Peel and core pears. Toss with lemon juice and vanilla extract.
  • Add pears to a dry ingredient mixture of sugar, flour, ginger & salt.
  • Pour into prepared iron skillet.
  • Ready for crumble.

Gingersnap Pear Crumble Topping Steps

  • Crumb gingersnaps. I like to use my Ninja Chopper as it makes it so quick and easy. You can also crush by placing the cookies in a large ziploc bag and roll over them with a rolling pin.
  • Combine flour, brown sugar, oats, walnuts and cinnamon.
  • Add cold butter.
  • Using a pastry cutter, work butter through dry ingredients until it resembles crumbs.

 

Gingersnap Pear Crumble Topping Steps 5-6

Sprinkle on the crumble and it’s ready to bake.

Gingersnap Pear Crumble drizzling caramel

Now the best part! Place a couple scoops of vanilla ice cream on top of the pear crumble, then drizzle some warm caramel over all. Of course, this is totally optional but it’s oh so good!

Gingersnap Pear Crumble spoonful closeup

Now take a bite of this sweet, warm goodness and you’ll feel like fall is really here!

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Gingersnap Pear Crumble drizzling caramel square
GINGERSNAP PEAR CRUMBLE
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

This easy Gingersnap Pear Crumble is just what you need to greet the autumn season. A sweet pear filling, seasoned with ginger, is topped with a nutty gingersnap-oat crumble that bakes up sweet and crunchy. Great to serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce. A dessert that's casual enough for everyday and delicious enough for company.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keywords: crumble, dessert, fall, gingersnaps, pears, recipe
Servings: 8 -10 servings
Calories: 423 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
Pear Filling
  • 2/3 cup sugar (can lower to ½ cup if you like your filling less sweet)
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 lbs pears about 8
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Gingersnap Crumble
  • 15 gingersnaps, ground into coarse crumbs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed (cold from refrigerator)
  • Garnish: hot caramel sauce, vanilla ice cream
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 10” iron skillet with nonstick spray.
Pear Filling
  1. In a small bowl, combine flour, sugar, ginger and salt.
  2. Peel and thinly slice pears and place in large bowl.
  3. Sprinkle with lemon juice and vanilla extract and stir.
  4. Add dry mixture to pears and stir gently until all pear pieces are covered with mix.
  5. Pour into prepared iron skillet.
Crumble Topping
  1. In a medium bowl, combine gingersnaps, flour, sugar, oats, walnuts and cinnamon. Stir.
  2. Take butter from refrigerator, cut down center of stick then cut horizontally into small cubes. Add to gingersnap mixture.
  3. Using a pastry cutter, cut through mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. I like to use my hands at the end to make sure there are no chunks of butter and all the dry mixture has been coated.
  4. Sprinkle on top of pears.
  5. Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Remove carefully, remembering to grab the handle with a pot holder. Place on wire rack and let cool for 10 minutes.
  7. Drizzle hot caramel sauce over topping.
  8. Serve warm with a dollop of vanilla ice cream on top. You can even drizzle more caramel sauce if you want. It’s also great chilled as is.
Nutrition Facts
GINGERSNAP PEAR CRUMBLE
Amount Per Serving
Calories 423 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 244mg 10%
Potassium 253mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 68g 23%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 40g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 7.7%
Vitamin C 7.5%
Calcium 4.2%
Iron 11.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Gingersnap Pear Crumble with serving tall | 2 Cookin Mamas This easy Gingersnap Pear Crumble is just what you need to greet the autumn season. A sweet pear filling, seasoned with ginger, is topped with a nutty gingersnap-oat crumble that bakes up sweet and crunchy. Great to serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce. A dessert that's casual enough for everyday and delicious enough for company. #pearcrumble #pears #dessert #fall #easyrecipe #gingersnaps #oats #walnuts

 

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This easy Gingersnap Pear Crumble is just what you need to greet the autumn season. A sweet pear filling, seasoned with ginger, is topped with a nutty gingersnap-oat crumble that bakes up sweet and crunchy. Great to serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce. A dessert that's casual enough for everyday and delicious enough for company. #pearcrumble #pears #dessert #fall #easyrecipe #gingersnaps #oats #walnuts

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Shadi Hasanzadenemati
    09/23/2018 at 5:47 pm

    This is the perfect fall dessert! It’s pretty rainy in here so this will be a great treat!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      10/08/2018 at 1:36 pm

      This is perfect served warm. It’s like a comfort food for dessert. Great for a rainy day.

  • Reply
    Amanda
    09/24/2018 at 9:04 am

    I couldn’t possibly ever live in Florida, I love having a nice fall too much! I can practically smell this pear crumble in my kitchen already!!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      10/08/2018 at 1:44 pm

      In October I like to go and visit up north so I can catch all the beautiful fall colors. But when I bake, all the aromas make me feel like it’s fall here.

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