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Pear and Cheddar Crisp Recipe
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Pear and Cheddar Crisp

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"An unusual combination but very good. Peeled or unpeeled pears of any type will do."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Butter a 2-quart casserole dish.
  2. Toss pears with lemon juice in a bowl. Combine 1/2 cup light brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and cloves together in a separate bowl. Add sugar mixture to pear mixture; toss to coat. Transfer to the prepared casserole dish. Sprinkle pear mixture with Cheddar cheese.
  3. Combine flour and 1/2 cup light brown sugar in a food processor; pulse to mix. Cut butter into flour mixture until crumb consistency. Sprinkle topping over Cheddar cheese layer.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until top is golden brown, about 45 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 17, 2013

I made it gluten free by substituting gluten free flour and adding 1/4 cup chopped pecans to the topping. This recipe is a keeper. I used the hard canning pears we have here in LA. I put them in the microwave for 5 minutes to soften up the pears. It was delicious!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 29, 2013

Four large bartlett pears equalled 6 cups. I like spices, but with fruit I want to taste the fruit more so I reduced cinnamon to 1/2t & cloves to 1/16t. Instead of buttering the dish, I put a T of butter in the dish & let it melt in the oven. Swirled it around & continued. I used 3T, not 4, unsalted butter in the topping. 'Cheese flavor isn't very noticeable, but it can be seen a bit. I partially peeled the pears. Something left an odd feel. I couldn't tell if it was the peel or the cheese. I'd try mild vs sharp since it's easier to melt & not get too firm. Good, but I don't think I'll make again; but if I do, I'm peeling completely.

Sep 03, 2013

I found this recipe and tried it because I had an abundance of pears. I gave it to my 14 year old daughter to fix because I had to work. She did a great job fixing it! It was delightful!

Jan 01, 2014

I used gluten free flour, because I am gluten free. Added some ground almond meal to the crumb top. Used minute tapioca instead of cornstarch to the filling. I always use tapioca with fresh fruit pies. And added some sharp cheddar to the filling as well. YUMMMMMM!!

Sep 01, 2013

Great recipe! We made it with mild Cheddar and really liked it. The cheddar gives an interesting flavor dynamic.

Feb 10, 2013

Very, very good. I would recommend to anyone.

Feb 02, 2014

I had to try this recipe since I had a ton of pears and cheddar that I needed to use up. Overall I think it's tasty, but I think it could be amazing with a different cheese. The Cheddar is just a little too tangy and doesn't quite work right with the cinnamon (I skipped the cloves since I thought it might be too weird with the cheese). I'll be serving it up tonight for dessert so I'll have to see what my guests think!


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  • Calories
  • 395 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 73.7 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol
  • 30 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 11.1 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 5.6 g
  • 22%
  • Protein
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 72 mg
  • 3%

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

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