#NationalPearDay: Pear Pecan Cardamom Crumble

Food holidays are one of my favorite things. Nearly every food, drink and ingredient that you can think of likely has its own assigned day throughout the calendar year.

Today is #nationalpearday and I don’t know about you, but I feel like pears are the forgotten fruit of the fall. They used to just be overshadowed by apples and pomegranates, but since the creation of everything pumpkin spice we pretty much go from summer to pumpkin spice to holiday cookies.

But today, myself and some other bloggers are celebrating the tasty pear and showing off some recipes in which you can use them.

I have quiet a few pear recipes saved and I debated on making cupcakes or a pie, but then I came across a recipe for an apple crumble and thought that I’ve never had a pear crumble before so it was high time to make one!


#NationalPearDay: Pear Pecan Cardamom Crumble

Seasoned with cardamom, this pear and pecan crumble is great for breakfast or dessert.

  • Author: NicholeL
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven


for the filling:

    • 3 cups pears, peeled and diced
    • ¼ cup sugar (depending on the sweetness of your pears)
    • 1 tsp cardamom
    • ½ tsp salt

for the crumble topping:

    • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
    • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
    • ½ cup pecans, chopped
    • ⅓ cup brown sugar
    • ½ tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Combine the pears, sugar, cardamom and salt in a medium bowl.

3.In another bowl, stir together the butter, flour, brown sugar, pecans and cinnamon until a crumbly mixture forms.

  1. Drain any excess liquid and transfer the pears into the prepared baking dish. Pour the crumble on top and spread into an even layer.
  2. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the crumble is golden brown.
  3. Allow to cool before serving. Possibly with a scoop of vanilla ice cream?

Keywords: pear, cardamom, pecans, crumble, breakfast, brunch

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Cardamom…is there any better of a smell than cardamom? I have a serious crush on this spice and love the fall season when I get to use it in tons of dishes. I nearly pulled the cinnamon out of the cabinet for this recipe, but the gleaming silver lid of my cardamom container caught my eye and my eyes lit up, knowing that I could use that spice instead!



If you like pears, you’re going to love this super easy crumble. It’s light and tasty and the cardamom flavor comes through just enough to make someone not familiar with it think “what is this delicious spice that is like cinnamon, but isn’t?”
Check out what the other bloggers have made:


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  1. I'll bet that crumble was amazing and that the cardamom flavor perfectly accented the pears. Thanks for sharing Nichole.

  2. I, too, have a crush on cardamom. Nice dish, Nichole! Thanks for sharing.

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