Apple, Pear and Cranberry Crisp

Combine a few basic ingredients to create this Apple, Pear and Cranberry Crisp! This recipe requires only 10 minutes of prep and is full of flavor and subtle sweetness.

a bowl of apple, pear and cranberry crisp sitting on a table with a fork on the side

If you’re looking for a simple, light and flavorful fall dessert, then you came to the right place. This crisp is an alternative to classic apple crisp since it also includes pears and cranberries. It’s the perfect dessert for the holidays or anytime.

This dessert is warm, comforting and delicious!

Ingredients You Need

ingredients for pear cranberry apple crisp

A few notes about some of the ingredients:

  • Brown Sugar: You can substitute with coconut sugar.
  • Flour: You can use a gluten free all-purpose flour substitute.
  • Fruit: You can omit the pears and cranberries, if desired. Substitute the pears for two additional apples.

Expert Notes

mixing together ingredients for pear cranberry apple crisp in a bowl
  • Mix together the ingredients for the apple filling and the crisp topping in two separate bowls.
  • Be sure to mix together the oat topping well so that the butter coats all of the other ingredients. If you don’t mix it well, the topping may be too dry.
  • Before sprinkling the crumb topping over the fruit, crumble it together in your hands to create larger chunks.
  • Bake and serve it out of a square baking dish.
  • This crisp tastes best when served warm.
  • Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
layering the fruit and topping in a white square baking dish


Store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. This recipe does not freeze well.

a bowl of apple pear cranberry crisp sitting on a white table with a napkin on the side

Apple, Pear and Cranberry crisp consistently appears on our dessert menu. It’s easy to make and everyone loves it. It’s the best comfort food made with simple ingredients and great flavor.

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a bowl of apple, pear and cranberry crisp sitting on a table with a fork on the side

Apple, Pear and Cranberry Crisp

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Try this warm dessert is full of flavor and the perfect amount of sweetness. You can even serve it with a scoop of ice cream.
5 from 3 votes


For the fruit filling:

  • 2 pears, peeled, cored and chopped into large chunks
  • 4 apples, peeled, cored and chopped into large chunks
  • 3/4 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • zest and juice from one lemon

For the topping:

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • pinch of salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch square baking dish and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine pears, apples, cranberries, cinnamon, nutmeg, zest and juice. Stir to coat the fruit. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the butter, oats, flour, cinnamon, sugar and salt. Stir until well combined.
  • Pour the fruit filling into the prepared baking dish. Top with the oat topping, using your hands to crumble together the topping to make larger chunks.
  • Bake uncovered for 35 to 40 minutes, or until top is golden brown and crisp is bubbling around the edges. Serve warm.


  • Store leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days.


Serving: 0g, Calories: 238kcal, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 56mg, Potassium: 211mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 27g, Vitamin A: 240IU, Vitamin C: 7.3mg, Calcium: 27mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Ashley C.
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This recipe was originally published in November 2013. It was updated with new photos and tips in November 2020.

4 comments on “Apple, Pear and Cranberry Crisp”

  1. The cranberries add the perfect pop of brightness to this crisp! Such an easy and delicious dessert for fall/winter!

  2. This is so delicious! I love the mix of cranberries, apples and pears, it’s such a great flavor mix!

  3. How can I make this ahead of time. I have all the ingredients and was just told that we only have one oven tomorrow. I was thinking about doing all the chopping, filling and topping tonight and store it. Then put it together tomorrow and throw it in the oven when the turkey is finished. Thoughts? Soggy? Browned fruit? Bake it tonight but not all the way through… Put the remaining topping on and put in the oven tomorrow to warm up?

    • Hi Meg! I would bake it completely tonight and then just reheat in the oven tomorrow. I find that the crisp is even better reheated the next day. I reheat it at 325 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until warm. In fact, this is what I am doing for Thanksgiving.

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