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Classic Pear Crisp Recipe
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Classic Pear Crisp

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"Pears and crystallized ginger are baked under a crispy golden oat crust."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 2 quart casserole dish or 9 inch square baking dish.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the oats, brown sugar, 1/2 cup flour, 1 teaspoon crystallized ginger, and cinnamon. Stir in the butter until the mixture is crumbly with pea sized lumps. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together the white sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and 2 teaspoons of crystallized ginger. Add the sliced pears, and toss to blend. Transfer to the prepared baking dish. Spread with the oat topping.
  4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until pears are soft and topping is golden brown. Cool slightly before serving with vanilla ice cream.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 11, 2006

I skipped the ginger, because I'm not a fan of it, and this came out very tasty. I would use less cinnamon next time to have more pear taste.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 13, 2006

I would have liked to see more "juice" with the pears. It was very dry without the vanilla ice cream. Also I doubled the ginger.


53 Ratings

Mar 15, 2007

Delicious! I thought the amount of ginger was just right without increasing it. I added a handful of dried cranberries to the pear mixture and that was a wonderful touch of tang and color.

Nov 08, 2005

The pairing of fresh pears and crystallized ginger are simply beautiful! A classic,"comfort" dessert, with enough elegance to serve for company. I had misplaced a similar recipe years ago, and I was so happy to find yours, Jayda. Thank-you! (I did increase the amount of finely chopped crystallized ginger to a full Tbsp for each tsp stated in recipe. Delicious!)

Mar 09, 2008

Oh my, this is soooooooooo good! I doubled the ginger and also added some chopped toasted almonds and hazlenuts to the oats mixture. I also subbed 1/3 of the pears for chopped apples and it was so delicious.. I had it with fresh cream as I didn't have any ice cream on hand, I can't wait to make it again!!

Oct 03, 2006

I did as others who reviewed this recipe suggested and doubled the amount of crystalized gigner in both steps. I also added about 1/4 tsp. ground ginger and 1/4 tsp. allspice. I also added an additional tablespoon of butter to the oatmeal/flour topping. I think these changes really made the difference. We enjoyed this recipe. It's a nice change from the typical apple cobblers and crisps.

Sep 08, 2008

Yum! Really versatile too... I had only a 9" round cake plate and a 1 1/2 qt casserole dish... didn't have any ginger.. and I added extra cinnamon and just a little bit of ground cloves. I cut up a few extra pears and made double the crumb topping... it worked well and was VERY yummy.

Aug 11, 2008

I added blueberries to mine. It was yummy, but why wouldn't fruit and oats be yummy? I wish that the crisp part on top were more solid. Mine ended up loose and much like it was when i put it in the pan.


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  • Calories
  • 449 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 80.8 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 13.8 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 9 g
  • 36%
  • Protein
  • 5.6 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 97 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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