If there is one thing I fall for in autumn, it’s warm and buttery pears adorned with a mouthwatering streusel-like topping. This pear crumble recipe fits the bill perfectly and comes together quickly thanks to my trusty air fryer. Yes, an air fryer. This small appliance does more than just “fry” chicken wings. It’s absolutely delicious, and a scoop of ice cream on top is the pièce de résistance. Of the pear crumble, not chicken wings, although…

While I’m all about every version of a cobbler and a crisp, a crumble might be my favorite of the fruit desserts because the topping is, well, a little extra crumbly. It’s a simple combination of flour, sugar, spices, and butter, but when baked over top of the pears it gives a delectable crunchy texture.

While ice cream is my go-to topping, you can do whipped cream or a drizzle of heavy cream if that’s more your style.

Air Fryer Pear Crumble

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4


  • 4 8-ounce ramekins (buttered)
  • Air fryer


For the base

For the topping

  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup quick cooking oats
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons butter (room temperature)


For the base

  • Set the air fryer to 425˚ F. In a medium bowl, mix together the pears, sugar, and cinnamon until the pears are evenly coated. Place into the prepared ramekins.
  • Carefully place the ramekins into the air fryer and cook for 6-8 minutes.

For the topping

  • In a medium bowl, add all the topping ingredients and mix until fully combined. Carefully, remove the ramekins from the air fryer and evenly spread the oat topping over each one.
  • Place the ramekins back into the air fryer and cook for an additional 6-8 minutes or until the topping is golden brown. Top with ice cream and serve warm.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pears
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Jessica Merchant is a full-time recipe developer and food writer who is intensely passionate about food and writing, and loves to share her food through her blog How Sweet Eats. Bacon makes her beam. Chocolate makes her shout from the rooftops with joy. Vegetables are her biggest frenemy (her perfect world would include none of them).

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