Pear Crisp

I had apple crisp for the first time in this country about six years ago and I fell in love with it. I am not an apple pie person, so apple crisp was the perfect dessert for me. But I prefer pears over apples without a doubt, so I made this pear crisp topped with vanilla ice cream about a month ago and we loved it.

My father in law came to taste it and he, along with my husband and me were discussing whether it was too sweet or not. We all thought it was perfect just the way it was, but if you think it is too sweet, just adjust the sugar to your liking.



  • 5 ripe Bosc pears
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • Topping
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 stick unsalted butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Peel, core and cut the pears into chunks. Place the pears in a bowl and add the lemon juice, sugar, salt, ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg. Set aside.
  3. For the topping: Combine the flour, sugar, brown sugar, oatmeal and butter in a bowl. Mix well until well combined.
  4. Pour the pear mixture in the baking dish. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the pears.
  5. Bake until the topping is crisp and golden brown and the pear filling bubbles slowly, about 50 minutes. Serve warm.
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  1. says

    Delicious looking crisp (we call it crumble). I like the addition of pecans in your topping – sounds great. When I use pear in a crumble, I like to add some raspberries too (to give a bit of tartness).

  2. says

    Oh Erica…u have so wonderful a blog…am loving all ur recipes so so muc specially ur columbian ones…am so glad ur sharing ’em wit ur wonderful blog…

    LOve pears as muc as apples and this crumble e crisp sounds fantastic…..

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