Single Serve Pear Crisps

I was going through old posts on my blog (while procrastinating a final paper on Liberation Theology for my Spanish class. Yes, that means my 12 page paper is in Spanish.) and discovered that I have a few unmarked posts in the “draft” section. It’s not like me to forget things like this. Especially when it’s such an easy, delicious recipe. I’m usually so excited that post it as soon as possible.

Anyways. A few weeks ago, I madeSingle Serve Pear Crisps for Blake and I for an after dinner treat. I planned on making Apple Crisp, but pears were cheaper.

Crisps are one of my favorite dessert recipes because I don’t need to make a special trip to the grocery. All of the ingredients are simple and staples in my cabinet.


Single Serve Pear Crisps


  • 1 ripe pear
  • 1/3 C rolled oats
  • 1T brown sugar
  • 1/4t cinnamon
  • 1/2T olive oil or butter
  • pinch of salt
  • 23T apple/orange/lemon juice (I used apple)
  • optional topping, but highly recommended: greek yogurt


  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 375.
  2. Peel your pear and thinly slice. Then, place into a small glass ramekin and pour on juice.

3. In a small bowl, mix together crumble topping: oats, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and olive oil

4. Then evenly spread crumble topping on top of the sliced pears.

5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the crumble topping begins to brown. note: the juice should bubble. This softens up the fruit.

Serve with non-fat plain Greek yogurt and garnish with a few pear slices.



Seriously. So easy and so good. Just because fruit crisps are traditionally a Fall recipe, doesn’t mean you can’t whip em’ out during Spring! I can’t wait to try this with berries this summer when they’re in season!

Happy Weekend!

What is your favorite simple dessert?

Are you a single serve kind of baker? Should I keep these recipes rollin’?

PS: If I’m MIA the next few weeks it’s because finals are this week and next. 2 more weeks and I’m officially a college grad! OH EM GEE!

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