This was very good, I served it for company and everyone enjoyed it. I doubled the topping (I usually prefer extra "crumble" on my crisps) and I cut down the cranberries to 2 cups and increased the pears - it was tart enough. I did not have a vanilla bean, which I'm sure would have been a delicious addition. To compensate, I served it with a ladle of vanilla custard sauce which complemented the crisp nicely. (my sauce was quickly made from Birds Custard Powder plus vanilla extract - though if one wanted to go all-out and do it from scratch, look at Creme Anglaise ( Vanilla Custard Sauce) ). This is a great winter/holiday season dessert. Thanks for sharing.