Fresh Pear Crisp

Hello friends! It’s been a little quiet around here because I was on a trip in the earlier part of September that I plan on sharing about with you, but I haven’t had time yet to go through photos—so hopefully I’ll be able to do that in a week or two! In the meantime, it’s mid-September already and autumn is just around the corner. This is the time of year when I like to make recipes with fall fruit like apples and pears, and this Fresh Pear Crisp is a yummy dessert you’ll want to try!

The crumbly, buttery topping on this crisp is so good! It actually tastes a lot like apple crisp, so apple-lovers will like this too. If you have any fresh pears on hand, this is a good recipe to use them in. Or, if you just have apples, substitute those instead. Or use some apples and some pears and make an apple-pear crisp. While it’s a fairly easy dessert to make, the time-consuming part is peeling and chopping the fresh fruit—but it’s definitely worth it! 🙂

Fresh Pear Crisp

  • Servings: 9
  • Difficulty: moderate
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FRESH PEAR CRISP by NancyC

Makes a 9″ deep dish pie plate or 9 x 9″ square pan

Fruit Filling:
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
5 cups peeled and chopped fresh pears (about 7 to 9 medium–size pears; or substitute apples for apple crisp; or use both pears and apples for an apple-pear crisp!)

Topping:
1 cup all-purpose unbleached flour
1 cup old-fashioned oats
3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350˚F. Grease a 9″ deep dish pie plate or square pan well; set aside.

In large bowl, combine the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger, blending well. Toss the chopped pears in this sugar mixture, coating pears evenly, then place in your greased 9″ deep dish pie plate or square pan.

In another bowl, blend flour, oats, light brown sugar, cinnamon, and pecans; stir in melted butter with a fork to get a crumbly mixture. Sprinkle this crumb topping mixture over the pears and bake at 350˚F for 35 to 40 minutes, until topping is golden brown. Serve warm by itself or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or a dollop of whipped cream.

Recipe from NancyC | nancy-c.com

As I mentioned earlier, this pear crisp tastes a lot like apple crisp. If you’d like it to have more of a pear taste, just use 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and no nutmeg in the fruit mix—and add a little lemon juice, about 1 teaspoon, and the pear flavor will come through a little more.

Have you used any pears in your fall baking yet?

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