Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

This is quite possibly the most amazingly easy and wonderful dessert that I make to date--that EVERYONE goes nuts over. I have never had a bad review yet! It's simply perfect served warm over homemade vanilla ice cream--wonderful Christmas dessert!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Peel and cut pears into 1/2 to 3/4-inch pieces to yield about 7 cups.
  3. In a medium bowl combine pears, 2 cups cranberries, 1/3 cup sugar and lemon juice, and toss; pour into a 9x13-inch pan or 3 quart baking dish (or divide into 8 ramekins).
  4. In food processor, chop butter till pea size clumps form, add oats, granulated and brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, flour and pulse till large moist clumps form.
  5. Spoon the 'topping' over the fruit and bake until the topping is brown, crisp, and the fruit mixture is bubbling. About 1 hours 15 minute.
  6. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.


Most Helpful

I LOVED this recipe. It was easy to make and delicious!!!!

dlsblue February 19, 2013

Spectacular! This was a great way to use up my overabundance of pears.
I only changed two things: I didn't have fresh cranberries, so I used Craisins instead. I also left out the cloves (I didn't have any). This is so yummy served with vanilla ice cream! :D Thanks for sharing!

The Messy Baker September 16, 2012

One of the easiest and fastest desserts to prepare. Smells absolutely wonderful as it is cooking and my family ate it all in one sitting! I plan to make it for Thanksgiving 2010 :)

allsmiles2day January 02, 2010

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