Apple Pear Bake: Rustic or Fancy…

S Waidner


When company was coming on short notice, I had some lovely, ripe pears & apples but not enough of each for any specific dessert recipe & no time for a run to the store. I also hate to waste food, so I winged it. I love a “Brown Betty” or Fruit “Crisp Bake”, and tried to cut the fat content, by using the applesauce instead of butter in the crust. No one even noticed!
I also had a bit of leftover Lemon Glaze, and it added a nice layer of flavor, but warm with vanilla ice cream would make me happy too! It was a big hit!

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8 to 10
45 Min
35 Min


4 large
ripe pears, peeled cored & diced
3 medium
tart apples, peeled cored & diced
1 c
1/2 c
lemon juice
1 Tbsp
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/2 c
dry quick cooking oats
1 c
1 c
almond flour*
1/2 c
1 cube butter, melted**
1/4 c
1/2 tsp
4 oz
cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 c
powdered sugar
1/2 tsp
lemon extract
1 tsp
lemon juice
optional: ice-cream

How to Make Apple Pear Bake: Rustic or Fancy…


  • 1Mix pears, apples, sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg & salt in a 2 qt. pan & stir to dissolve sugar. Bring to a simmer for 15 to 25 minutes. Stir in the oats, & let cool.
  • 2Meanwhile: Line a 9” x 13” pan with parchment paper spray with oil & coat with flour. Melt the butter. Mix the flours & 1/4 C sugar, add melted butter well & press into pan bottom. If too sticky sprinkle a small amount of flour over the top while pressing. Pour the fruit mix over the top.
  • 3Bake at 350° for 35-45 minutes until browned around the edges.
    Remove & cool for 20 minutes.
    Serve as is, with ice-cream (Rustic) or drizzled with a cream cheese glaze (Fancy!)
  • 4*(Traders Joe's carries) or 1 1/3 C toasted almonds grated in food processor
    **or 1/3 C applesauce if you want something lighter.

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About Apple Pear Bake: Rustic or Fancy…

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat, Low Sodium
Other Tag: Healthy