Cranberry Pear Crumbles

Cranberry Pear Crumbles are wonderful treats for a small gathering. Baked in individual ramekins, these delicious crumbles add a touch of elegance to your table.

Cranberry Pear Crumbles topped with sweetened whipped cream

While it’s nice to have big gatherings with lots of food and friends, there’s something to be said for smaller gatherings, too. Whether it’s a normal night at home or an intimate holiday meal, it’s still such a treat to have a homemade dessert. These Cranberry Pear Crumbles are a scaled-down dessert for just such occasions.

These crumbles are baked in individual portions for easy serving and an elegant presentation. They come together easily, too, for a wonderful dessert that doesn’t take a lot of time and effort.

Cranberry Pear Crumbles

As for the flavor, these beauties boast two of my favorite flavors for this time of year. Pears and cranberries are a favorite pair around here. The subtly sweet pears just go so very well with tart cranberries. (If you agree, then you should also check out this Cranberry Pear Crumb Pie!)

While I made these crumbles with four servings in mind, you can easily scale it as you like. If you’d prefer to bake it in one pan, then just scale it as you need for the size pan you have. You may need to increase the baking time a bit depending on the size and type of pan, so just keep an eye on it toward the end of the suggested time and use your best judgment to adjust from there.

Cranberry Pear Crumbles

If you want to make these crumbles in advance, just cool them and cover before refrigerating. Then you can reheat them in the ramekins in the oven for a few minutes. They’re really fantastic served warm with a scoop of sweetened whipped cream or ice cream.

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Cranberry Pear Crumbles

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Cranberry Pear Crumbles are a sweet ending to a meal with a few of your favorite dessert lovers.

Ingredients:

For the filling:

  • 3 medium pears, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup (100g) cranberries*
  • 1/3 cup (67g) granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the topping:

  • 1/4 cup (30g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup (33g) old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup (50g) firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup (57g) unsalted butter, cold and cut into 1/2-inch cubes

Directions:

To make the filling:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Combine the pears, cranberries, sugar, corn starch, lemon juice, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Set aside while you prepare the topping.

To make the topping and assemble the crumbles:

  1. Combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt with a pastry blender, a fork, or your fingers.
  2. Divide the pear mixture among 4 8-ounce capacity ramekins. Sprinkle the topping mixture over each.
  3. Place the ramekins on a lined, rimmed baking sheet to catch any potential spills and to make it easier to get them in and out of the oven.
  4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until the topping has browned and the filling is bubbly.
  5. Serve warm with ice cream or sweetened whipped cream.

Notes:

*I prefer to use fresh cranberries whenever possible. If you want to use frozen cranberries, rinse and dry them before using.