Moooove on over apple crumble and make way for this super easy and incredibly delicious 5 ingredient pear crumble for two!
The story goes, when I was a baby I would not eat apples. My mom said she tried everything, but I just detested apples and would spit them out (very dramatic, I know lol), so she tried feeding me other other fruits like pears, cherries, etc. Basically anything that wasn’t an apple. And guess what? She said I loved other fruits, especially pears.
That love of pears has continued to this day, and when my weekly Instacart groceries arrived, it contained beautiful bartlett pears. I love how I can alwaus get seasonal produce from Instacart, actually, let me rephrase that, I love everything I can order from their delivery!! Their grocery delivery service saves me oodles of times every week and they have everything available I would normally get on a grocery store run! For example, I ordered all of the ingredients for these balsamic mushrooms over arugula and cheesy polenta – so good, and I had never cooked with some of those varieties of mushrooms before. And these peanut butter banana chocolate chip granola bars, I make them all the time when I have ripe bananas to use – they’re soft and chewy deliciousness. Also, I cannot wait to make these quick pickled vegetables this summer.
Because my weekly deliveries bring me joy, and thinking of my amazing mother brings me joy, I knew I wanted to make something super special with the pears, a recipe to honor her with.
And these pear crumbles, they’re super special.
They’re super easy to make, the pears (which are in season now) have a wonderful sweetness and get soft when baked, and the crunchy topping ties the dessert together. Make these pear crumbles for you and your mother for this Mother’s day, and here’s to wishing all the special moms out there a lovely day!
This recipe can be easily scaled up or down. These pear crumbles are also perfect if you’re wanting a quick dessert for you and a loved one any night of the week (I made them this week for my hubby and I – I chalked it up to ‘recipe testing’!
Other recipes you might enjoy:
- Gingerbread Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting
- 5 Ingredient Blueberry Pie With Graham Cracker Crust
- Freezer Peach Crumble
5 Ingredient Pear Crumble For Two
- 2 pears peeled, cored, and diced
- 3 tablespoons oats
- 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Place chopped pears into two ramekins.
- In a food processor combine oats, brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon and pulsate for three seconds, spoon topping evenly between the ramekins.
- Place both ramekins onto a baking sheet to catch any drippings.
- Bake for 20 minutes, then remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes, then serve and enjoy!
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Brenda Will says
Perfect for two people!
A quick dessert that can rest while dinner is cooking. This is really helpful since we are recently just two again. The youngest is away at school. Let me know if you want a pic.
Tania Baccinetti says
In lockdown Australia- neighbour brings FRESH old fashioned “ugly” fruit not destined for supermarkets and straight off the tree – had excess pears and have made this substituting brown sugar with golden syrup and using low cholesterol (nuttex buttery) margarine to mix with oats – easy – threw in a hand full of sultanas with pears – bloody beautiful as we say here in Oz
Oh I love this comment so so much, thank you for sharing your experience and your substitutions and a wonderful Oz saying 🙂
My sister brought some groceries to my house and one of those giant cans of pears when all this isolation stuff started … Like GIANT … 6 pounds giant, I love pears but felt like some kind of dessert would be better than me just scarfing down cold juicy peara, so I looked for recipes and we don’t have many ingredients right now for the other types of crumbles .. but we do have these 5 ingredients and a pie plate !! So my hubby n I made … A pie we quadrupled the ingredients and it came out amazing… This is now my favorite recipe of alllll time. Thank You so much for sharing !!!
Oh my goodness, your comment made my day! And holy guacamole, that’s a lot of pears! If you search pear on my site, I also have a pear and apple upside down loaf (could be made with just pears) that’s a favorite!
I used golden syrup oats as all the ones I had was my sons breakfast ones haha. It was great tho! Added sweetness too it!
Sounds amazing, love the modifications you did to make this work 🙂
Wendy B says
Most relatives on my dad’s side of the family are pear farmers, so one weekend when I visited my aunt and uncle in college, she sent a whole pan of pear crisp back with me so I could eat it for breakfasts before class! Sharing this story because her recipe uses pumpkin pie spice, which is a fun variation.
Thank you for sharing, that is a super fun variation – love that she gave you a whole pan of pear crisp, makes me want some asap!
Needed to use up a couple of ripe pears. Came across this recipe while searching. I doubled the topping on the pears. They came out really good. I never really cared for pears much, until now. This recipe is already in my permanent recipe book. Thanks, a lot!
Oh my goodness, thank you so much for this wonderful feedback, I’m so glad you loved it!!!
Very tasty. I only had 1 pear, but it filled my pyrex bowl with about 2/3 of the pear. (I ate the rest of the pear raw) I used 1/3 of the crumble ingredients to top my pear, since it was easy to calculate portions that way. Next time I’ll use 1/2. Topped it with whipped cream to add some more sweetness. I will make this again.
So happy to hear you liked this recipe, thank you for the feedback and stopping by my blog. Also – love that you topped it with whipped cream!
Mmmm I love pears and I feel like I sort of forget about them all the time for apples! For shame! This crumble sounds delicious!
Pears are so underrated but make the absolutely crumbles, you’d love them!
Hi Phi, I love pears too, this crumble looks amazing.
Thank you so much Cheri – aren’t pears amazing? They’re one of my fave fruits, that’s for sure!
shawnna griffin says
hey girl this looks so yummy!
These crumbles are great because the serving size is perfect for dessert (or breakfast) for two 🙂
I love pears and apples..my nan used to bake crumble every Sunday for us when I was a child but would only eat the top of the crumble….haha! I love that you baked these in little ramekins for individuals servings too – so cute!
That’s so sweet that your gran used to bake crumbles every Sunday – I totally want to start a tradition like that – and because these are crumbles for two that is totally doable 🙂
Yess! I totally agree that pears need to happen more often in crumble form. Your mommy is a lucky lady. 🙂
Pears totally make for the best crumbles, don’t they? The fruit gets nice and soft unlike some other fruits (ahem apples) that take forever to bake lol.
Sune Moolman says
Making these for breakfast (both for me, hehehe)! Yum! 🙂
These would be perfect for breakfast, and also perfect for one serving instead of two lol 😉 Hope you love it as much as I do!