This Asian Pear Cobbler is a great dessert choice for the holiday season. Even better, it’s easy to put together too! Here are all the details. This Asian pear crisp recipe is moist and tender, bright with fall flavors, and takes only 30 minutes from prep to plate. This Asian Pear Crisp recipe will be a favorite for dessert this fall!
This delicious Asian Pear Maple Crisp turns a normally boring type of fruit into a tasty dessert. The maple syrup gives the crisp a new, yet subtle flavor that is simply amazing. This dessert will be enjoyed by all that try it with its warm and chewy texture, and the slight hint of sweet Asian pear. Below are more recipes (Asian pear crisp with coconut and ginger) and the health benefits of pear
Asian Pear Crisp
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 60 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Yield: 1 crisp
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Asian pears are crisp and perfectly juicy when eaten raw. They cook up nicely, too, as in this Asian pear crisp. Any pear will work in this recipe—Anjou pears and Bosc pears are particularly good for baking. A bit of garam masala and warm cardamom gives this crisp a little spicy kick, but feel free to leave it out and use cinnamon in their place if you (or your spice rack) is so inclined. Similarly, the whole wheat pastry flour adds a hearty, nutty note, but an equal amount of all-purpose flour or rolled oats work just as well.
Like all fruit crisps, this one is delicious with ice cream or whipped cream on top or alongside.
Asian Pear Maple Crisp
I’m sharing an Asian Pear Marple Crisp. It’s a delicious casserole dessert made with Asian pears and covered with maple oat crisp.
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Keyword: Asian, crisp, maple, pear
- 3 large Asian pears
- 2 tbs brown sugar
- 2 tbs finely chopped pecans
- 2 tbs flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbs water
- 1 1/2 cup of oats
- 2/3 cup flour
- 1/3 cup of brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup of melted Country Crock
- 2 tbs pure maple syrup
- 2 tbs finely chopped pecans
- Preheat the oven to 350.
- Core and chop the Asian pears. Combine the chopped Asian pears, sugar, flour, cinnamon and pecans in a bowl and mix until everything is evenly distributed. Transfer the pears into a greased 9-inch round or an 8×8 casserole dish. Pour the water over the pears, that will keep more moisture in the dish.
- In the bowl, combine the ingredients for the crisp and mix very well, until all incorporated. Spread the crisp over the pears, evenly.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes.
Asian Pear Cobbler
Fruit Crisps are a super simple homemade dessert to be enjoyed warm, room temperature or cold, with ice cream or without. If you have an abundance of apples or pears, make this!
When life gives you a bucket of pears or apples…. make a crisp!
Look no further for a dessert that is delicious and satisfying AND fairly healthy. Fruit Crisps are my new favorite sweet to bake and serve warm with a side of ice cream or low-fat frozen yogurt.
Fresh fruit is the star of the show in a crisp. And when topped with a mixture that is mainly whole oats you are adding to the health power of this sweet concoction.
The prevailing flavor accent is cinnamon, a spice with proven health benefits.
So, pick up some pears or apples and get Crispin’!!
Asian Pear Crisp Recipe
This crisp can be made with Asian pears, Bosc pears or apples.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Keyword: Fruit Crisps
- 2 pounds Asian pears, Bosc pears, or apples – you can also mix the pears and apples
- 1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons almond flour, (all-purpose flour can also be used)
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
- dash nutmeg
- 1 ½ cups old-fashioned oats
- ⅔ cup almond flour, (all-purpose flour can also be used)
- ¼ cup packed brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ cup butter, , melted
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- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- Spray an 8″x8″ glass pan with non-stick baking spray or lightly butter bottom of pan.
- Cut the fruit into bite-sized chunks.
- Put the chunks of fruit into the prepared pan and toss with lemon juice.
- In a small bowl mix together the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the fruit and toss to coat all the fruit pieces.
- For the topping, mix together in a medium bowl the oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder and sea salt.
- Add the melted butter and stir until well incorporated.
- Layer the topping on the fruit and spread it to evenly cover.
- Bake for 35-45 minutes until the fruit is hot and bubbling.
Gr8 Baking Tip:
Each fruit, depending on its firmness and sugar content, will need a little different cooking time. Asian pears are very firm and will probably take the full 45 minutes.
Gr8 Do-Ahead Tip:
This can be prepared early in the day up through Step 9, covered, and refrigerated. Before baking be sure to bring the dish to room temperature. If the dish is cold when put in the oven, the baking time will increase.
Asian Pear Crisp with Coconut and Ginger
Do you need another fruit crisp recipe? As far as I can tell, crisp is not a dessert people tire of. What isn’t to love about warm and juicy seasonal fruit buried underneath a sweet and crumbly topping? I know I always say that desserts are not a food group with which you should be hanging out a lot, but who can live a life without them entirely? Not me!
Although I love a classic fruit crisp, this one is a little different. First, I am using Asian pears, which is not a classic fruit in desserts. In my opinion, the taste is like a cross between a sweet apple and a pear with the crunchiness of a juicy apple. The flavor is very delicate, and lightly sweet. I also love Asian pears in salads. They are delicious and only in season around this time of year. If you can’t find Asian pears where you are, any seasonal fruit will do because this topping goes with everything.
The topping is what makes this crisp slightly different from the norm. It still has a base of rolled oats, but I have included some coconut flakes and candied ginger, as well. I am crazy for ginger in any form. It just adds a nice zing to this dessert. You can find crystallized/candied ginger at Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. In addition, this crisp topping uses no grain flour at all, but instead incorporates almond flour.
Overall, this is not a high-sugar dessert and that is what I keep talking about in my classes. Let’s not just use minimally processed sweeteners, but let’s also use less of them. That is how you create a lower glycemic dessert. Try to train your palate to be accustomed to less sugar, even if it’s maple syrup. It can be done pretty quickly!
Another reason I love making crisps for entertaining is that you can make the topping months in advance and freeze it. Or you can make it several days ahead and refrigerate it. I usually bake a fruit crisp at least several hours in advance so the juices can settle and thicken a bit. If you are lucky enough to have leftovers, how good is a crisp the next day for breakfast with some yogurt?? I approve!
Asian Pear Crisp with Coconut and Ginger Recipe
- 4 Asian pears (about 2 ½ lbs), quartered, cored and sliced crosswise ¼ -inch (peeling is optional)
- Juice of half an orange
- 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup (either Grade A or Grade B)
- 2 teaspoons arrowroot powder or ½ Tablespoon of a flour of your choice
- Topping: (or see pamelasalzman.com for a more classic crisp topping)
- 8 Tablespoons cold unsalted butter or Earth Balance, cut up into 1-inch pieces or unrefined coconut oil
- 6 Tablespoons coconut palm sugar, brown sugar, or cane sugar or a combo
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats (for GF, look for labels GF oats)
- ⅓ cup sliced almonds
- ⅓ cup unsweetened flaked coconut
- 6 Tablespoons blanched almond flour or almond meal
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 3 Tablespoons diced candied ginger (my preference) or ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Toss the pears with orange juice, maple syrup and arrowroot (or flour) and transfer to an 8×8 baking dish.
- In a bowl of a mixer pitted with the paddle attachment, combine all of the topping ingredients and blend until the mixture resembles small peas. This can also be done by hand with a pastry blender. Squeeze with your hands to create small clumps.
- Arrange topping over fruit to cover.
- Place baking dish on a cookie sheet and bake for 50-60 minutes or until bubbly and topping is golden brown.
- Serve warm or at room temperature with vanilla ice cream, if you like.
- To make crisp in a 13 x 9 –inch baking dish, double all ingredients and bake for at least 1 hour. If the topping starts to get too dark before the fruit softens, cover loosely with a piece of foil.
Health Benefits of Pears
1.Pears Are Seriously Good for Your Digestion
Boasting 6 grams of fiber, pears have more fiber than a 1-cup serving of kale! From helping you maintain a healthy weight to reducing your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, eating enough fiber is integral to a well-balanced diet. Not to mention, we’re very thankful for the digestive benefits a high-fiber diet provides (fiber makes your poop softer and bulkier, making it easier to go), and we love that we can get over 20 percent of our daily recommended value from a pear.
2.Pears Have a Low-Glycemic Index
Even though pears have some natural sugar, their high fiber content ensures your blood sugar won’t go soaring after eating one (which makes them a perfect on-the-go snack for people with diabetes) Plus, their low-glycemic index means you won’t be hungry minutes after snacking on one.
3.Pears Are Good for Your Heart
According to Harvard Health, eating more fiber-rich foods provides wonderful health benefits. Thought to play a role in decreasing blood pressure and cholesterol, getting enough fiber in your diet decreases your risk of developing heart disease. Since pears are high in fiber and potassium (which helps counteract excess sodium), they’re a great snack to incorporate into a heart-healthy diet!
4.Pears Are Free Radical Fighters
The vitamin C in pears fight off free radicals, which can put your cells under oxidative stress and lead to chronic disease. This means eating pears-and other foods high in antioxidants-can reduce your risk of developing cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and even neurodegenerative diseases like dementia!