Cranberry and Pear Crisp Recipe
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Cranberry and Pear Crisp Recipe

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This dessert is perfect for that first autumn day you can feel a nip in the air. It’s full of sweet, crunchy fall flavors. —Lori Choquette, Holyoke, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 4 medium pears, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 241 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 101 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine pears and cranberries; drizzle with lemon juice. Combine the sugar, flour, lemon peel, cinnamon and nutmeg; stir into pear mixture. Transfer to an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  2. For topping, in a small bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, flax and salt. Stir in butter and oil until crumbly. Sprinkle over fruit mixture. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until topping is golden brown and fruit is tender. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Cranberry Pear Crisp in Healthy Cooking August/September 2011, p61

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Reviewed Feb. 6, 2015

"I am going to review this even though I changed some ingredients. The basic fruit mix and topping were the same. I substituted apples for pears and dried cherries for the cranberries and I added chopped pecans to the topping. All else remained the same. This was done purposely for a Taste of Home challenge on the Community Forums. It was a huge success and I can imagine the original ingredients were delicious. I will recommend this as a volunteer field editor for Taste of Home. You can read my review at this link:"

Reviewed Sep. 10, 2011

"I was intrigued by the ingredients and more intrigued as you are from Holyoke, Ma. I am a former resident from there. We had it for dessert this evening and will definitely make it again. Any more good recipies like that and please share them. Janet Keighley"

Reviewed Aug. 7, 2011

"I immediately went out and got the ingredients for this when I came across this recipe in the mag. Made it and got 2 thumbs up from the everyone at Family Sunday Dinner."

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