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Ginger Pear Apple Crisp


Molasses provides a great sugar substitute for the fruit filling in this yummy crisp with its crunchy topping.

Recipe courtesy of Bridget Oland, Crosby Molasses


For filling:
  • 4 pears, peeled and chopped
  • 2 apples, (not too crisp) peeled and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) flour
  • 1/3 cup (75 ml) Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) ginger
For topping:
  • 1 cup (250 ml) rolled oats
  • 1 cup (250 ml) flour
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) ginger
  • 1/3–1/2 cup (75–125ml) brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) butter, melted


  1. In large bowl, toss the pears and apples with flour, then add molasses, lemon juice and ginger.
  2. In another bowl, whisk oats, flour, ginger and brown sugar.
  3. Pour melted butter over and stir until well blended.
  4. Scrape pear mixture into good-sized casserole dish (high-sided for a deeper crisp) and top with flour mixture. Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 50 to 60 minutes or until filling bubbles and fruit is soft.

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