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Walkers Shortbread Mini Apple Pear Crisps Recipe

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There is nothing more comforting after a long school day than warm, bubbling Walkers Shortbread mini apple pear crisps. Top these tasty treats off with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream and you have an after school snack that will warm your kiddos’ hearts.

When I was in college, I worked at a flower shop. I was pretty much the jack-of-all trades in the tiny shop, doing whatever needed to be done. Arranging flowers, delivering flowers, fixing computer problems and arranging bountiful gift baskets. It was an incredibly fun job, especially for an art major college student because I got to try a little of everything and I was never bored.

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One of my favorite items to tuck into these glorious gift baskets were the beautiful red plaid packaged Walkers Shortbread cookies. No matter what the occasion, I always found room to pop a few of these wonderfully buttery cookies into the baskets. I knew whoever the recipient was, they would smile at the sight of them.

Walkers shortbread cookies have been a favorite of mine ever since that time and I’ve passed my love of these darling little cookies onto my kiddos. They are great to have on hand for snacking and simple desserts. Speaking of both of those things, I recently played around with using these rich, buttery cookies as the topping for my grandma’s apple crisp recipe.

My grandma has been making apple crisp for as long as I can remember, but she typically makes a large batch in a 9×13 glass baking pan. I’ve been using her base recipe for years, adding different fruits and spices to make it my own. One of my favorite ways to make this simple, and comforting dish is to make them mini.

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Who doesn’t love a mini dessert, am I right? And tell me those mini cast iron skillets aren’t too cute for words.

I mean, seriously.

This fall, I decided to mix up the apple crisp recipe once again and use a combination of sweet Bartlett pears and tart granny smith apples. For the topping, I crushed up a handful of Walkers Shortbread cookies and added my grandma’s signature oats and just a touch of butter. The cookies are already perfectly sweet and buttery that I didn’t need to add any sugar and only one tablespoon of cold butter to help hold the oats into the crust.

Oh my goodness, were these crisps amazing!! The bubbling fruit spiced up with cinnamon and cardamom and topped with the crumbly, crisp topping was out of this world. Things only got better when I topped each little crisp with a scoop of melty ice cream.

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This was pretty much the best after school snack, ever. They might be a little disappointed if they don’t come home to a mini skillet of apple crisp every day. Although, I’m guessing that a handful of these Walkers Shortbread Scottie Dogs cookies will probably make things better.

This is the sort of dessert that’s as home after school as it is after comfort food-filled dinner. Like homemade Salisbury steak for two or crock pot pulled chicken.


Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Walkers Shortbread. The contributor and Food Fanatic were compensated for recipe development and promotion. All opinions are the contributor’s own.

Walkers Shortbread Mini Apple Pear Crisps Pic

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Walkers Shortbread. The contributor and Food Fanatic were compensated for recipe development and promotion. All opinions are the contributor’s own.

Walkers Shortbread Mini Apple Pear Crisps Photo

Walkers Shortbread Mini Apple Pear Crisps Recipe

Emily Caruso
Walkers Shortbread Mini Apple Pear Crisps combine apples and pears and top them with a shortbread topping. Amazing Fall comfort food.
4.25 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 1 mini crisp
Calories 140 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Softened Butter For ramekins or skillets
  • 3 small Bartlett Pear Peeled, cored and chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 small Baking Apple Peeled, cored and chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon Cardamom
  • 5 Walkers Shortbread Cookie
  • 1/4 cup Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1 tablespoon Unsalted Butter Cold, cut into small pieces
  • Vanilla Ice Cream For serving, optional
  • Whipped Cream For serving, optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Butter ramekins (or mini skillets) and place on rimmed baking sheet. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, toss together pears, apples, brown sugar, water, cinnamon and cardamom. Divide mixture between prepared ramekins.
  • In a medium bowl using a pastry cutter or large fork, break up the Walkers shortbread cookies into fine crumbs. Add oats and stir together. Using pastry cutter or two knives, cut butter into shortbread mixture until a crumbly meal is formed.
  • Divide topping evenly over the fruit. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until fruit is soft and bubbling. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, if desired. 

Nutrition

Calories: 140kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 37mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17g
Keyword Apples, Baked, Baking, Cookies, Desserts, Fall, Party Food, Pears, Shortbread
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
Walkers Shortbread Mini Apple Pear Crisps Photo

Walkers Shortbread Mini Apple Pear Crisps Recipe

Emily Caruso
Walkers Shortbread Mini Apple Pear Crisps combine apples and pears and top them with a shortbread topping. Amazing Fall comfort food.
4.25 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 1 mini crisp
Calories 140 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Softened Butter For ramekins or skillets
  • 3 small Bartlett Pear Peeled, cored and chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 small Baking Apple Peeled, cored and chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon Cardamom
  • 5 Walkers Shortbread Cookie
  • 1/4 cup Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1 tablespoon Unsalted Butter Cold, cut into small pieces
  • Vanilla Ice Cream For serving, optional
  • Whipped Cream For serving, optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Butter ramekins (or mini skillets) and place on rimmed baking sheet. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, toss together pears, apples, brown sugar, water, cinnamon and cardamom. Divide mixture between prepared ramekins.
  • In a medium bowl using a pastry cutter or large fork, break up the Walkers shortbread cookies into fine crumbs. Add oats and stir together. Using pastry cutter or two knives, cut butter into shortbread mixture until a crumbly meal is formed.
  • Divide topping evenly over the fruit. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until fruit is soft and bubbling. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, if desired. 

Nutrition

Calories: 140kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 37mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17g
Keyword Apples, Baked, Baking, Cookies, Desserts, Fall, Party Food, Pears, Shortbread
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
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