Delicious! The sweetness of the pears and the tart of the cranberries make them a perfect match and the topping is just a big bonus flavor! Great fall dessert. A little cinnamon in the topping (or ground ginger) would be a nice addition, also. Will be making this again! Made for Fall 2012 PAC game.
Mmmm! TexasToastR - this is SO yummy (and easy)! We really enjoyed the oatmeal crumble topping - it was just sweet enough with a nice crunch from the oats. The only thing I would change the next time would be to use more fruit. I used 3 large pears, but there was still WAY more topping that fruit. (That wasn't a big problem for us, though, since we liked the topping so much!) I also had a hard time finding fresh cranberries or even frozen cranberries. So, I ended up soaking some crasins in water to re-hydrate them. It worked well, but I would definitely try fresh next time! We also threw around some ideas for different fruits - this is easily modified! (Maybe apples and cranberries or peaches and blueberries...?)Thanks for the great recipe! Made and reviewed for PAC Fall 2009.