Vegan Pear and Apple Crumble

As someone who really likes apple crumble, I usually make this dessert quite a lot. Whenever I have few apples in the kitchen i get right to work and make apple crumble. It’s such a great dessert – especially when you serve it warm with a side of vanilla ice cream.

This apple crumble combines also pears and is also vegan. It contains no eggs and is dairy free, but the result is simply rich and delicious you won’t be able to resist.

Vegan Pear and Apple Crumble

Photo: Benny Gam Zo Letova

Vegan Pear and Apple Crumble

Servings 20 cm square pan
Author Natalie


For the fruit:

  • 3 apples
  • 3 pears
  • 3 tbsp. light brown sugar
  • juice and zest of 1/2 lemon or orange
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

For the crumble:

  • 210 grams (1 1/2 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 100 grams (1 cup) chopped almonds
  • 50 grams (1/4 cup) light brown sugar
  • 75 ml. (1/3 cup) vegetable oil
  • juice and zest of 1/2 lemon or orange
  • Icing sugar for decoration


  1. Preheat oven to 175c degrees.
  2. Peel and core the apples and pears.
  3. Cut the fruit into medium sized cubes (approximately 2*2 cm) and put in a bowl.
  4. Add brown sugar, juice, orange zest and vanilla and mix well until all fruit is coated with sugar.
  5. Transfer into the pan and spread evenly.
  6. In a medium bowl, mix flour, chopped almonds and sugar.
  7. Add oil, orange juice and zest and stir gently with a fork just until the mixture is crumbly.
  8. Sprinkle the crumbs over the fruit evenly.
  9. Bake the crumble for about 35-45 minutes-or until crumbs are golden brown and the fruit begin to ooze fluid and bubble.
  10. Sprinkle icing sugar and serve hot.

Recipe Notes

  • You can bake the apple crumble in individual molds. Baking time will be shorter.
  • Serve the apple crumble fresh from the oven. Vanilla ice cream will be a great addition.
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