Gluten Free Apple and Pear Crisp

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When it comes to fall desserts, I love an apple crisp or apple pie. This gluten free apple & pear crisp hits all the right notes. It has tender and caramelized fruit topped with a perfectly sweet, crisp topping. Serve with some vanilla ice cream and you can’t go wrong!

*originally posted 10/2019

gluten free apple and pear crisp in a speckled white ceramic bowl. it is topped with vanilla ice cream and has a spoon on the side of the bowl

This apple and pear crisp is my go-to dessert at family gatherings. It is a crowd pleaser for sure. It is hard to resist warm crisp with melty ice cream on top 🙂 This version is gluten-free but you would never know it. It can also easily be made dairy free by using your favorite vegan butter.

gluten free apple and pear crisp in a 9x13 white baking dish - it has a scoop out of it and a spoon resting in it

I love the combination of these two delicious fall fruits. The pears bring a lovely sweetness and the granny smith apples bring both the sweet and the tart. These peeled and sliced fruits get tossed with some sugar and tapioca starch before placed in the dish. As it bakes it creates a beautiful caramel sauce, it is divine!

Those sweet and caramelized fruits get topped with the easiest and most delicious crisp topping. It is made in a bowl, no other kitchen gadgets needed. The topping is one of my favorite parts, it adds so much flavor and texture! We also always serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

close up view of melting vanilla ice cream on the gluten free apple and pear crisp

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Gluten Free Apple and Pear Crisp

This gluten free apple & pear crisp hits all the right notes. It has tender and caramelized fruit topped with a perfectly sweet, crisp topping.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings
Calories 262 kcal


Fruit Filling

  • 4-5 GrannySmith Apples peeled & thinly sliced
  • 3 Pears peeled & thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Tbls Tapioca Starch
  • 1 Tbls Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon


  • 3/4 cup Gluten Free Flour Bobs Red Mill
  • 3/4 cup Gluten Free Oats Bobs Red Mill
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup Butter or vegan butter for dairy free


Fruit Filling

  • Preheat oven to 350' F and grease 9×13 baking dish
  • Place the thinly sliced fruit in a large bowl with the other filling ingredients, toss until combined and pour into a greased 9×13 baking dish


  • Add all of the ingredients except the butter into a bowl and stir to combine
    Then add in the butter and use hands to work into the mixture. The mixture should be crumbly and sand like
    Cover the fruit with the topping and place baking dish in the oven
    Bake for 40-50 minutes. Topping will be golden browned and crisp and fruit will be bubbling undeneath. Let cool slightly before serving


Can be covered and stored in the fridge for up to a week


Calories: 262kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 2gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 149mgPotassium: 169mgFiber: 5gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 338IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg
Keyword dessert, gluten free
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