Pineapple Crisp

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6

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For pineapple lovers! This Pineapple Crisp is loaded with fresh pineapple chunks, topped with a brown sugar streusel, and baked until golden! SO good with vanilla ice cream! Easily gluten free dessert.


pineapple crisp in square white individual baking dish with scoop of ice cream

Now be honest. You knew this was going to happen.

Because Pineapple Squares and Pineapple Meatballs and Pineapple Fruit Dip and Pineapple Salsa on Chicken Tacos. I am a pineapple fanatic!

But you already knew that.

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I’m not actually sure where I got this idea, but I’m so glad I did! I’d seen some recipes for warm pineapple sundaes and grilled pineapple and I had never actually had warm pineapple in any kind of dessert. But people raved about it, and so I thought, “what better than warm pineapple with crunchy brown sugar streusel and melty vanilla ice cream?!”

The answer? Not too much.

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I have a big thing for crisps of all kind. This Berry Cherry Crisp from last summer and if you know me at all, you know I’ve Apple Crisped pretty much everything: pancakes, cookies, cinnamon buns, doughnuts, french toast, smoothies, and the list goes on.


  • This an easily gluten free dessert if you use certified gluten free oats. Be sure to double check if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
  • I made this recipe twice, once with half the streusel, and once as the recipe now is. If you’re looking to cut out some calories/sugar/etc, you could easily halve the streusel recipe and you wouldn’t lose out on too much. Me? I like a lot of streusel.
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Pineapple Crisp

4.96 from 25 votes
For pineapple lovers! This Pineapple Crisp is loaded with fresh pineapple chunks, topped with a brown sugar streusel, and baked until golden! SO good with vanilla ice cream! Easily gluten free.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Servings 6
Calories 378cal


  • 4 cups chopped fresh pineapple about one average pineapple
  • 2 tablespoons plus ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1/2 cup cold butter cubed
  • 1 cup large oats
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour for Gluten-Free: gluten-free all purpose flour or ground gluten-free oats


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine pineapple, 2 tablespoons brown sugar and corn starch. Place pineapple in an 8×8″ baking pan, or in individual baking dishes as pictured if desired.
  • In a large bowl, combine butter, ½ cup brown sugar, oats and flour until combined. The texture will be that of a cookie dough — easily pressed and held together. Crumble topping over the pineapple in baking dish and press down gently.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until bubbly around the edges and golden brown on top. Serve as desired with vanilla ice cream!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 378cal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 144mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 535IU | Vitamin C: 52.6mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1.4mg

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  1. Ericka Smiley says

    Thank you for this easy ingredient, quick prep time, and delicious result of pineapple and crisp. May God bless you and your family this Thanksgiving. Thankful for this recipe!

  2. Kerri says

    This looks absolutely delicious!!! Can I use well-drained canned pineapple chunks in place of the fresh pineapple? Thanks!

  3. Diana says

    Hi Ashley, this looks great and I can’t wait to try it! On the gluten: Oats are generally gluten free, as is cornstarch, but if one needed to make this gluten-free, I think you would have to use gluten-free flour. Whole wheat flour still has gluten. I think King Arthur makes some gluten-free flours, and probably some other brands, too.

    • Ashley Fehr says

      Oh, I’m so sorry about that! I knew that, and just forgot to make a note. I often use ground gluten-free oats, but just forgot to make a note! Thank you for pointing that out!

  4. Arielle says

    This looks amazing and I have almost everything, however if I don’t have corn starch in the cabinet can I substitute anything for it?

  5. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says

    Well I am SO glad this happened, because I’m totally on board with all things pineapple! ESPECIALLY when it involves brown sugar streusel!! Hook me up, girlfriend because this looks AMAZING! Seriously, I need to stop visiting your site when I’m hungry… I always leave here hangry. And drooling! 😉 This crisp is perfection! Cheers, girlfriend!

    • Ashley Fehr says

      Haha, totally! The worst part about being a blogger and having tons of blogger friends — all the eye candy! Makes me want to just get in the kitchen and never come out! Lol

  6. Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven says

    Oh my goodness, warm pineapple is the BEST! Have you ever tried grilling pineapple before? It’s LIFE-CHANGING!
    I’m trying to decide if it’s super-wrong of me to be craving this gorgeous crisp for breakfast. I mean, all I’d have to do is plop some vanilla yogurt on top and it would totally be breakfast right?? 🙂

    • Ashley Fehr says

      Absolutely! The vanilla yogurt swap makes this TOTALLY acceptable for breakfast 😉 And can you believe I have never grilled pineapple??! But I see it EVERYWHERE so I was like, “obviously warm pineapple is good. Let’s put a crisp on it.”

  7. Kelly says

    Oh my gosh, I LOVE this idea, Ashley!! I am such a sucker for fruit crisps and pineapple so I am totally wishing I had a big giant bowl right now! Looks amazing!!

  8. Dorothy Dunton says

    Hi Ashley! I love grilled pineapple and know I will love this! Sometimes it’s difficult to find a good pineapple, but I’m going to be searching for one now!

  9. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says

    Oh pineapple crisp?! I’m loving this, Ashley! Such a great idea! I’ve never even thought to use pineapple in a dessert like this before, and now I’m kicking myself because this looks SO good. I wish I could dive right into this for breakfast!

    • Ashley Fehr says

      I know! I don’t know that I’ve ever made a pineapple dessert besides my Mom’s pineapple squares either — we always just eat it fresh or use it in savory dishes!

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