Cranberry-Pear Crisp

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Recipe by Babs in Toyland

This is a very simple yet elegant dessert that I serve often. You can top with a dollop of whipped cream if you like. It can be made ahead and heated in the oven while you are enjoying your main course. Recipe from Sunset Magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl, mix flour, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  2. With a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment on low speed, or with your fingers, mix or rub in butter until mixture forms coarse crumbs and begins to come together.
  3. Stir in walnuts.
  4. In a large bowl, mix pears, cranberries, and remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar.
  5. Divide fruit among 8-8 ounce ramekins or pour into a 9-inch square or round baking dish, spread level.
  6. Top evenly with flour mixture.
  7. Bake in a 375 degree oven until juices are bubbly, pears are tender when pierced, and topping is golden brown, 30- 35 minutes for ramekins, 40- 45 minutes for large crisp.

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