Caramel Apple and Pear Crisp

"A Pillsbury favorite...caramel ice-cream topping sweetens up this crispy fruit classic."
photo by Baby Kato photo by Baby Kato
photo by Baby Kato
Ready In:
1hr 10mins


  • Fruit Mixture

  • 2 medium apples, peeled, sliced (2 1/2 cups)
  • 2 medium pears, peeled, sliced (2 1/2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 14 teaspoon allspice
  • 13 cup caramel ice cream topping
  • Topping

  • 12 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 12 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 12 cup chopped walnuts
  • 14 cup all-purpose flour
  • 14 cup butter
  • Garnish

  • whipped cream
  • caramel ice cream topping


  • Heat oven to 375°F
  • Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In sprayed baking dish, combine apples, pears, sugar and allspice; toss gently to mix.
  • Drizzle evenly with ice cream topping.
  • In medium bowl, combine brown sugar, oats, walnuts and flour; mix well.
  • With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Sprinkle evenly over fruit mixture; press lightly.
  • Bake at 375°F for 30 to 35 minutes or until fruit is tender and topping is crisp.
  • Cool at least 15 minutes before serving.
  • To serve, spoon liquid from baking dish over fruit.
  • Top with whipped cream and caramel ice cream topping. Store in refrigerator.

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  1. I really liked the idea of an apple and pear crisp, but this did not work out for me. I made exactly as directed, but after cooking as directed, the apples and pears were very firm and gave off so much liquid that it was kind of a hard fruit soup. I tried cooking longer, but it didn't help. The flavor was good, but it didn't work out for us.
  2. My dh & I enjoyed this very much. We didn't find it too sweet, but I didn't use the entire 1/3 cup of caramel topping. This crisp was quick and easy to make, sweet, tart and subtley spicy. Thanks for sharing.
  3. I really liked these, but my son and husband said they were too sweet (uncharacteristic of them). I think next time I will omit the layer of caramel on top of the fruit mixture. Will definitely use this recipe again!


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