Skillet Baked Pear and Apple Crisp

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For the Topping
1 cup Brown sugar light
1 cup All-purpose flour
¼ cup Pecans
2 tsp Cinnamon ground
1 stick Unsalted butter cut into cubes
For the Filling
1½ pounds Granny Smith apples peeled, cored and thinly sliced
1½ pounds Bartlett Pears firm, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
½ cup Blackcurrant fresh or frozen
¼ cup Brown sugar light
2 tsp Cinnamon ground
¼ tsp Ground cardamom
¼ cup Honey
2 tbsp Cognac
For serving:
Vanilla ice cream

Nutritional information

  • For the Topping

  • For the Filling

  • For serving:

Skillet Baked Pear and Apple Crisp


This warm Skillet Baked Pear and Apple Crisp is a winter’s night dessert delight. Served in a rustic way and baked in an ovenproof skillet, almost like an apple pie, with an apple and pear bubbling center and a crunchy, nutty topping. There are currants in the filling and pecans in the topping for added texture and flavor and with a hint of Cognac to warm the heart!

To make Skillet Baked Pear and Apple Crisp, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Skillet Baked Pear and Apple Crisp

Steps to make Skillet Baked Pear and Apple Crisp


Preheat oven and prepare skillet


Preheat the oven to 350 °F and grease a 12-inch cast-iron skillet with butter.


Combine topping


In a food processor, combine 1 cup of light brown sugar, 1 cup of all-purpose flour, ¼ cup pecans and 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon.


Add butter


Add 1 stick of butter, cut into pieces, and pulse a few times until the mixture is fine.


Press topping


Transfer the dough mixture to a bowl and gently press into clumps.


Combine fruit filling


In another large bowl, combine 1½ pounds of thinly sliced apples and 1½ pounds of thinly sliced pears with ½ cup of currants, ¼ cup of light brown sugar, 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon of ground cardamom, ¼ cup of honey and 2 tablespoons of Cognac. Mix gently until sugar is completely dissolved.


Prepare pie for baking


Spread fruit mixture over the base of the prepared skillet and top with the prepared clumped topping.




Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour until the center is bubbling and the top is browned.




Allow to cool for about 20 minutes before serving.



Serve with ice cream, if you wish!

Baking doesn’t always need to be complicated and this Skillet Baked Pear and Apple Crisp recipe proves just that. Try it for yourself and let us know how yours turn out! Tag #cookmerecipes in your own baking pictures online!

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Total Reviews: 12
Itzayana Xayasane

Takes a pretty dang long time to make this but it's delicious, I liked the apple pie toast a lot more though.

Brynleigh Akutagawa

My mother tried it out too and she agreed it's better than anything she could've thought of.

Opal Nighbert

Perfection in a plate loved it thanks so much for sharing it with us will be looking at more recipes from this site.

Magdalena Saaf

Perfect dessert if you want something small and simple to eat.

Sonia Bachert

Freaking yummy as all heck i'm obsessed with this baked pear and apple crisp so tasty.


Apple crisp is wayyy better than the apple pie toast, so much more flavor and easy to take with you anywhere.

Spencer Borrmann

Me and my kids make this so often it's absolutely delicious and easy to make.

Campbell Skuba

This skillet baked pear and apple crisp is the BOMB!!

Izabelle Callanan

Wasn't sure if I'd be able to make this as good as the picture but got it on the first try so I'm very happy with the impressive steps :)

Annelise Rolloff

It's pretty good I decided to drizzle some caramel on it too.

Berkley Dunavin

Brought this to work for lunch and it's filling, I have a huge sweettooth so I doubled down on the icecream haha.


Yummy! Yummy!

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