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Pear Crisp

Meet the Cook: Since he's a livestock truck driver, my husband often starts work around 2 or 3 a.m. A piece of this crisp will keep him going till breakfast. And our two boys - ages 10 and 7 - love to have it for dessert and in their school lunches. -Joanne Korevaar, Burgessville, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 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
  • TOPPING:
  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 265 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 98mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • NanZim
    Sep 28, 2016

    We have our own pear trees so I am often looking for pear dessert recipes. This is one of my husband's favorites.

  • delowenstein
    Feb 25, 2016

    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

  • JCV4
    Feb 18, 2015

    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!

  • Lammer100
    Sep 10, 2014

    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.

  • Willowcat1
    Dec 28, 2013

    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 :)

  • murphykenw
    Dec 15, 2013

    '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.

  • Fire291
    Nov 6, 2013

    My neighbor gave me 8 pears the other afternoon and found this recipes. Need 8 pears :) We topped it off with an extra special treat, vanilla ice cream.

  • strawberryjayne
    Oct 25, 2013

    Made this last night and everyone from family, friends and neighbors managed to eat it all up. I'm going to make some 8x8 tin foil pans to stock up the freeer; so yummy.

  • ldoane
    Sep 28, 2011

    This is absolutely delicious!! My neighbor wants to buy them from me to give at Christmas. They said it is even good partially frozen

  • Kris Countryman
    Oct 29, 2010

    Very tasty. Easy to prepare.