Caramel Pear Grumble Dessert

Celebrate the pear during the fall and holidays with this easy-to-make crumble/crisp like dessert.

  • Author: Deanna Segrave-Daly
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x


  • 2/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup buttermilk (or regular milk)
  • 6 ripe pears, cored and diced (about 5 cups)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • ¾ cup boiling water


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flours, ½ cup sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Add buttermilk and whisk until smooth (batter will be very thick.) Fold in pears and mix well. Spread batter into ungreased 9×13-inch baking dish.
  3. In a heat-proof bowl, add brown sugar and butter. Pour water over top and stir until melted. Pour mixture over top of batter (do not mix.) Bake for 45 minutes.