- 8 medium ripe pears, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
- Fresh mint and additional pear slices, optional
- Toss pears with orange juice; place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Combine the sugar, cinnamon, allspice and ginger; sprinkle over pears.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar and baking powder; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over pears.
- Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until topping is golden brown and fruit is tender. Serve warm. Garnish with mint and additional pears if desired. Yield: 12 servings.
Reviews for Pear Crisp
"I made this crisp and the adjustments were: adding 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon and 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg to the topping mixture before cutting in the butter. I used 10 medium Bosc pears, peeled and thinly sliced. I'd mixed pears, orange juice, sugar and spices together before putting in a greased and floured 13x9x2" baking pan. The baking time was kept as is! This crisp came out very nicely! delowenstein"
"This is an excellent and easy recipe to make. You could really use any kind of fruit in it. I didn't have orange juice so I substituted lemon juice instead. Great taste, thanks!"
"I made this exactly as the recipe states and it was delicious. We ate it with sweetened whipping cream. I've used a lot of different recipes for fruit crisp but this one has the perfect ratio of topping to fruit. This is a keeper."
"This is very good! I used part apples and part pears, both of which were a little "past their prime", however, it turned out great! One of my friends insisted I put MORE topping on and that did become a little thick. I preferred mine without ice cream, but my friends preferred vanilla ice cream with it. Great, light, comforting dessert to our Christmas dinner :)"
"'Nice thing about this dish is that you can vary which fruit you use according to your audience, what is in season. I have combined apples, pears, cranberries & peaches. Rhubarb adds a nice touch, too. Delicious! Ken from Milwaukee."