Pear Crisp


1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 dash ground nutmeg
6 cups thinly sliced peeled bosc pears
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
1/2 cup butter, melted


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Toss to coat. Put into a 9-inch square baking pan.

In a bowl, mix 1/2 cup flour, brown sugar, oats, walnuts, and butter to the consistency of coarse crumbs. Sprinkle loosely over the fruit mixture.

Bake 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until fruit is bubbling and the topping is brown and crisp.

Best served warm with a small scoop of vanilla or caramel ice cream.

NOTE: I love this with fresh pears, but in the middle of winter you can't always find them. This recipe works great for those almost flavourless, late-winter pears.

This recipe is also linked to...

Food on Friday: Pears and Peaches
Sweet Indulgences Sundays
Sweets for a Saturday
Simply Delish Saturday
Seasonal Inspiration Saturday
It's a Blog Party's Fall Fest Recipes 2011


Kim McCallie said...

This looks so rustic and delicious, perfect for the fall. So comforting. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos said...

YUM! Thank you for sharing this at our Seasonal Inspiration party! Hope to see you again soon!