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Pear Crisp

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Yet again, I absolutely fail at food photography.  I think I’m just lazy and I’m too eager to eat my food so I just snap a quick picture, eat, and then take the time to look at the picture and realize how horrible it is.

So here is the most delicious dessert I’ve ever had (that isn’t chocolate, because that’s in a league of it’s own) and all I have for everyone to look at is this pathetic picture.  Luckily, this is a Pioneer Woman recipe so her website has lots of pretty pictures of the recipe!

Pear Crisp

Slightly adapted from  The Pioneer Woman



  • 6-7 whole Large Pears (Bosc Work Well)
  • 2/3 cups Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt


  • 1-1/2 cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup Pecans, Very Finely Chopped
  • 1 stick Butter, Melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel, core, and dice pears. Place into a bowl and stir together with 2/3 cup sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. Pour pears into a baking dish; top with crumb topping.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  6. Place pan on top rack of oven for an additional 10 minutes, or until topping is golden brown.
  7. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.



The pears get all bubbly and delicious and the topping browns and the pecans totally take the dessert past normal crisp and make it ridiculously fantastic.  I used a lot more pears and slightly increased the pecans from the original recipe and I liked having more pears inside because they didn’t get overwhelmed by the topping.

Overall, this was delicious and easy to make.  PERFECT for a holiday meal, especially since pears are in season!

Enjoy 🙂


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