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Fresh Pear Ginger Crisp

Gingersnaps lend crunch to my heartwarming cool-weather classic, featuring the season's juiciest fruit—pears.—Linda Robertson, Cozad, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    9 servings


  • 1 cup crushed gingersnap cookies (about 20 cookies)
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 7 medium pears (about 2-1/2 pounds), peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional


  • In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. With clean hands, work butter into oat mixture until well combined. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • Place pears in a small bowl; add flour and toss to coat. Transfer to a greased 8-in. square baking dish; sprinkle with oat mixture.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until topping is golden brown and fruit is tender. Serve warm, with ice cream if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving (calculated without ice cream): 268 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 189mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 5g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • froglag
    Oct 17, 2020

    Delicious and confirmed delicious by all the people that had eaten it. Took this to a family dinner and it was gone so none for leftovers. Making two batches today. One to take to a party and one to enjoy at home. I love the topping and am thinking when pears are gone will switch pears for apples. Am adding a bit more pears to the recipe to add to the deliciousness.

  • mmonda1202
    Apr 20, 2020

    This is excellent. My husband doesn't like pears and every time I make this he tells me, "I don't like pears but that was very good!" Grandkids will even eat this ALL up!

  • KC
    Jan 5, 2020

    I can't rate this recipe. I doesn't show the entire recipe. It stops at in the list of items at pears.

  • Mary
    May 28, 2018

    very good! I used instant oatmeal maple flavor, so I only used 1/2 the sugar, I also added cinnomin

  • ellimaye1
    Mar 31, 2015

    Way too sweet. Next time I will try it with half the sugar or none at all since there plenty of sugar in the cookies and natural sugar in the pears. Next time I will also cook it in a 9 x 11 so that the pears can cook faster and I can spread out the topping better.

  • steph king
    Oct 21, 2014

    I have made this twice and it is so good. The only problem I can see with it-It disappears to quickly. I got raves at a dinner I had a while back.

  • alwayssparkle
    Oct 21, 2014

    This is so delicious!! It smells heavenly while it is baking too. My family all LOVED it and I've made it several times now. Made it exactly as directed, it's perfect. Real comfort food. Thank you for this recipe Linda, it is a keeper!

  • BJ's Grandma
    Jan 17, 2014

    I made this for a group of friends and everyone raved! I didn't change anything in the recipe, except that I did double it which was a good thing. Everyone went back for seconds! The combination of the pears and ginger snaps is excellent.

  • emceepee
    Jan 11, 2014

    Very tasty!