- 5 ripe Bosc pears
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ cup sugar
- Pinch salt
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Pinch ground nutmeg
- 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
- ½ cup sugar
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- ¾ cup chopped pecans
- ⅓ cup old fashioned oatmeal
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- 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.
- For the topping: Combine the flour, sugar, brown sugar, oatmeal and butter in a bowl. Mix well until well combined.
- Pour the pear mixture in the baking dish. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the pears.
- Bake until the topping is crisp and golden brown and the pear filling bubbles slowly, about 50 minutes. Serve warm.
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.
Baking is my Zen
I love pears. Great twist to the usual...apples. Will be trying this soon!
I make apple crisp very often,never tried pear crisp...looks too good
Oh this is good ! I have sweet tooth and this is definitely one of my favourite dessert.
I must try to make this pear crisp one day. Looks great!
Thank you all for the comments!
Erica, this sounds so good. I love pears and your picture is beautiful!!
Fruit crisps, I love them. Any fruit would be delicious in my book when made into a crisp.
Great dessert. This looks very delicious. I have eaten once made by a friend and it was just fabulous. Now I can make myself. Thanks for sharing.
I make a lot of apple crisps; never thought about using pears. Next time, I'll try it. Looks wonderful!
Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen
Love this! I bet this would be even tastier than apples!
I think you put a wonderful spin on this dish. I like using the pear instead of apple, great idea.
this is my method of choice for eating fruit--oh, how i enjoy a crunchy blanket of spiced oats and a pillow of vanilla ice cream. 🙂
Oooh I could almost smell that sweet scent! Looks delicious!
Thank you everyone for reading my post!
I love the pear twist on the crisp =) Sounds delicious and very inviting considering its pear season so we have lots of options!
This looks like a gorgeous way to highlight the sweet flavor of pears! Your pics are mouthwatering! 🙂
I always have apple crumble but I have never had pear crisp before, i would love to try this one.
Im not a huge apple pie fan either. This looks like the perfect (and delicious) alternative
OH YUM! Pear Crisp with Pecans..love the addition of the Pecans! I've not tried adding nuts to a crisp and will definitely try this next time!
I love apple crisp but I have to try the pear crisp to see if I like it better.
in france we call the crisp a crumble is it the same , cheers from Paris Pierre
I like pears much better than apples too:D The pictures are gorgeous, Erica! It looks delicious.
Looks yumm, i prefer apple s to pears though 🙂
MMMMM,...a tasty & lovely dessert using pears, Erica!!
I don't like apple pie too! This is my kind of a fine desert!
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).
I also prefer pears than apples, Crisp or crumble it looks delicious. 😉
Thank you all for the wonderful comments!
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.....
Do I need to melt the butter for the topping or just cut it up in small pieces ?
Ellen- Melt the butter!
Whats size baking dish
I used small pans (single serving), but you can use 8x8.