Pear Crisp

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.


12 servings

Updated: Oct. 03, 2023
Since my husband is a livestock truck driver, he often starts work early in the morning. This pear crisp recipe will keep him going until breakfast. Our two boys love to have it for dessert and in their school lunches. —Joanne Korevaar, Burgessville, Ontario


  • 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 leaves, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Toss pears with orange juice; place in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Combine the sugar, cinnamon, allspice and ginger; sprinkle over pears.
  2. For topping, in a small bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar and baking powder; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over pears.
  3. Bake until topping is golden brown and fruit is tender, 35-40 minutes. Serve warm. If desired, garnish with mint.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 268 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 85mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 5g fiber), 2g protein.