Walkers Shortbread Mini Apple Pear Crisps Recipe

Emily Caruso | Jelly Toast

Walkers Shortbread Mini Apple Pear Crisps combine apples and pears and top them with a shortbread topping. Amazing Fall comfort food.

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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 9x13 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.

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Walkers Shortbread Mini Apple Pear Crisps Recipe

    8 Servings


  • Softened Butter, For ramekins or skillets
  • 3 small Bartlett Pears, Peeled, cored and chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 small Baking Apples, 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 Cookies
  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Butter ramekins (or mini skillets) and place on rimmed baking sheet. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, toss together pears, apples, brown sugar, water, cinnamon and cardamom. Divide mixture between prepared ramekins.
  4. 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.
  5. 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. 


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Author: Emily Caruso
Recipe Yields: 8 mini crisps
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 mini crisp
Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 37
Calories 140

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g
  Saturated Fat 3g
Sodium 37mg
Total Carbohydrate 25g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 17g
Protein 1g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Emily Caruso

About Emily

Emily is known for her absurdly beautiful food photography and coffee co-dependencies on her Jelly Toast Blog. On Food Fanatic, she shares a third addiction: fabulous snacks.

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