With an abundance of pears between us lately, Mama and I have been preserving and cooking up a storm! One of the recipe we love to make is for Pear Crisp which has been another big hit at our house through the years. The great thing about this recipe is that it is REALLY BIG on fruit and has just the right touch of crumbly brown sugar topping to set it off. This crisp isn’t overly sweet, but just right.
Will this work with apples too?
Yes indeed, apples will work as well.
- Quick Oats
- Brown Sugar
- All Purpose Flour
- White Sugar
The full recipe and instructions are on the printable recipe card below.
This recipe calls for a lot of pears, about 8 cups peeled and chopped, so just get however many you have and plan on having enough to fill up the dish once you’re done prepping them.
And by “Prepping” I mean peeling and dicing.
Spray an 8×8 pan with cooking spray.
Peel and dice all of your pears and place in your 8×8 dish.
This isn’t the full eight cups that Mama’s Pear Crisp recipe called for but it was the number of pears I had out.
Sprinkle your flour, sugar, and cinnamon over the pears in your baking dish.
Stir them up until well coated.
Now, as our pears release their juices while the bake, those juices will be automatically thickened, lightly sweetened, and perfectly spiced. 🙂
Isn’t Mama smart?
In a medium bowl place your oats, brown sugar (light or dark, whatever you have), cinnamon, and butter.
Cut that together with a long tined fork until it looks something like this.
Sprinkle that over your pears.
Bake at 375 for 40-45 minutes.
Serve Mama’s Pear Crisp hot on it’s own, drizzled with caramel, or topped with ice cream 🙂
- 8 cups sliced peeled pears (about 8-10 medium sized pears)
- 2 Tablespoons Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons All Purpose Flour
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
- 1/3 cup brown sugar dark or light, I prefer dark
- 1/4 cup softened butter
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- caramel, drizzled over top optional
- vanilla ice cream or whipped cream topping optional
- Spray an 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray. Peel and dice pears and place in dish. Place white sugar, flour, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon on top of pears and stir until well coated.
- In medium bowl place oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter. Cut together with a long tined fork until well blended and crumbly. Sprinkle over top of pears.
- Bake at 375 for 40-45 minutes. Serve hot on it's own, drizzled with caramel, or topped with vanilla ice cream.
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