Pear Crisp

Total Time:
1 hr 15 min
20 min
55 min

about 6 servings

  • 6 large pears (about 2-1/2 pounds) peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 sticks butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine pears, water and lemon juice in an 8 by 8-inch baking pan. In a bowl, combine oats, flour, sugar and cinnamon. Pour in the melted butter and stir to make a crumbly mixture. Spread the topping evenly over the fruit. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until the topping is crisp and browned.

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The taste was spot on with this recipe. Using 3#'s of Fresh Pears, the topping was perfect. I just grabbed a pan so I think I put it in more like an 8x12. I used all the topping and it was perfect for 3#'s of pears. There is a lot of juice in the bottom. I imagine the pears where really juicy. I really enjoyed it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMGosh, this was soooooo good! I cut the crumble recipe in half (because of other reviews and it turned out great; but I'm not sure I needed to cut it in half because mine had plenty of juices, and I think it's nice to have curmble w/every bite...when I make it again, I will probalby make it with 3/4 of the topping....and w/2 pear trees, I will be making this again :- item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was an excellent recipe and easy!!! I will make it again and again. I did only make half of the topping per other reviews and it was a good call! So yummy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this pear recipe! This was the best I have ever had actually. I did do just a few things different. I halved the topping recipe as suggested earlier by someone and I did not have a lemon so used 3TB of bottled lemon juice. Also I only had 5 pears, so I added 1 apple and it was delish! Will definitely make again and again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good, it really does make an incredible amount of crisp but I LOVE the crisp so I just doubled the fruit. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a huge hit!! After reading the reviews, I decided to make only half of the crumb topping. But other than that, I followed the recipe exactly. It was great. Not too sweet, definitely not too dry. This would we really good with apples or peaches too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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It's a basic crisp recipe with a true Paula Dean method...Lots of butter that makes lots of topping and we'll throw in some fruit and call it a fruit dessert. The flavor is yummy but I gave it 3 stars because I think the amount of topping is way overkill. Crisp is a simple recipe and I think the proportions should not have been as off. If you want a more typical crisp, cut the topping recipe in half and add some other spices like nutmeg, ginger, clove, and a pinch of salt. If you already made all the topping, you can use half on the crisp and refrigerate the rest and use it for another crisp within a few days, maybe change up the fruit. Or you can sprinkle it on bread and bake for a delicious piece of toast! It goes on pancakes,waffles, and in your oatmeal. You can even bake it off by itself on parchment, cool a minute or so, and crumble up over ice cream. So, too much topping really isn't a bad thing :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really liked the crisp, but it was too much topping and not enough fruit...and normally I am stealing the topping off of my other desserts. The topping and fruit tasted great, just going to add either more fruit or less topping next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the recipe, and it was yummy! I actually doubled the pears, water and lemon juice but not the cinnamon, or topping and baked it in a 2.8 dish. It all fit and baked 55 min to heavenly sweetness. Read the other comments about dry and too much this or that and not sure how they made it badly?!! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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