Ginger Pear Crisp

Ginger Pear Crisp

I’m proud to say that fruit crisps of all varieties have always been the favorite dessert of the Schneider household. We all love them all year round. In the summer I make them with whatever summer berries I can find and in the fall I usually move right to apples. This year, though, I decided to branch out a little (HA! See what I did there?! ??) and I tried it with pears. Guess what? NOW we have a NEW FAVORITE! Perfect for the winter, this versatile crisp works just as well as an elegant dessert after dinner as it does as a relaxed component for a Sunday Brunch. You can also make it ahead and reheat (or not) when serving, which makes it a great dish for holiday meals, and it really delivers on that festive seasonal feeling.

Ginger Pear Crisp

I find the softer varieties work best, such as the D’Anjou (green), Red Anjou (red version), Bartlett, or Forelle.

Ginger Pear Crisp

The whole process takes about 30 minutes to prepare plus 25 minutes to bake.

Ginger Pear Crisp

The wafting scent is enough to make us all hungry! 😉

Ginger Pear Crisp

With or without plant-based ice cream, this is an easy, dreamy, mostly healthy, and guaranteed crowd-pleasing recipe!

Ginger Pear Crisp

Ginger Pear Crisp


Ginger Pear Crisp


  • 9 inch baking dish 
  • Sifter


  • 5-6 pears (enough to fill your baking dish), sliced to about ¼”thickness
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup coconut sugar or granulated white sugar
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • ¾ cup flour (use gluten free 1:1 if preferred)
  • ½ cup vegan butter
  • 1 cup gluten free rolled oats


  • plant-based ice cream


  • Preheat over to 350°F.
  • Add sliced pears in consistent layers to a 9” piedish.
  • Sift dry ingredients (with the exception of the oats),then cut in cold butter (pro tip: easier to manipulate butter when it’s cold).
  • Once dry ingredients and butter are combined, add oats and mix well, using your hands to make the crumble topping.
  • Sprinkle the topping over the fruit.
  • Bake uncovered at  350°F for about 30 minutes. Check after 25 minutes to see if it looks done (some ovens are hotter that others). Your topping should look golden brown.
  • When crumble is golden brown, remove crisp from oven and cool at least slightly before serving.
  • If desired, add a dollop of plant-based ice cream when serving.


Enjoy immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Ginger Pear Crisp


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Posted on

December 7, 2020


  1. Diane

    5 stars
    I will definitely be making this, sounds wonderful!

    • Joanne Schneider

      I am so glad! please let me know how you enjoy it!

  2. Justine

    5 stars
    Oooohhh, yum. My mouth is watering already.

    • Joanne Schneider

      Can’t wait till you make it!


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