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Pear-Cinnamon Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream

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You won’t believe how delightful this is. Such a nice change of pace from the typical (albeit delicious) apple dessert. And you can add some minced fresh ginger to the pears if you want to step the flavors up a notch.

Ingredients

  • FILLING INGREDIENTS:
  • 4 whole (to 5) Large Pears (Bosc Work Well)
  • ⅔ cups Sugar
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • _____
  • Topping Ingredients
  • 1-½ cup All-purpose Flour
  • ⅓ cups Sugar
  • ⅓ cups Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
  • ½ teaspoons Cinnamon
  • ½ cups Pecans, Very Finely Chopped
  • 1 stick Butter, Melted

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Peel, core, and dice pears. Place into a bowl and stir together with 2/3 cup sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and pecans. Stir together. Drizzle melted butter gradually, stirring with a fork as you go until all combined.

Pour pears into a baking dish; top with crumb topping.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Place pan on top rack of oven for an additional 10 minutes, or until topping is golden brown.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

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cwells on 9.10.2011

Made this today because I had a box of pears to play with – excellent recipe! My husband thinks I’m the best!

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frecklesandsunshine on 4.28.2011

Made this again yesterday with a few changes. Here’s what I did…http://wp.me/p1dOfY-c6

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sillyna511 on 1.26.2010

Would this be any good with canned pears? Or would I have to use fresh for this to be any good?

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Aleksss on 1.13.2010

This was sooo good!!!
I had some pears I needed to use up when I stumbled over this recipe… and thought it was perfect to give it a try.
And I was thrilled!!! The topping is so dang good I really had to resist not to eat it raw!

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valeriebethrussell on 12.21.2009

SO dang good! I actually made it with peaches, but it was amazing. The topping is scrumptious.

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Lorell on 6.3.2014

Way way way (did I say WAY?) too sweet. The sugar so overwhelms the fruit there is no taste except sweet. Compare to other fruit crisps and you’ll see this is bizarrely over sweetened.

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heidimay18 on 7.20.2013

I added a hint of ginger to mine and it was amazing!

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Kelly on 10.17.2012

Absolutely delicious!

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Naomi S. on 4.5.2012

Really great recipe! It’s so refreshing with pears instead of the usual apple crisp. Used Adele’s Vanilla Bean ice cream (organic).

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laurengsnell on 12.24.2011

My mother in law thought I was crazy to make this, but she loved it and requests it every year now.

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