Recipe? What Recipe? Pear Crisp

“We get fruit and vegetables delivered to us weekly, and for the past few months, it has always included pears. I like to make them into a crisp. This recipe is the bare-bones pear crisp that I make when I'm in a hurry. It's tasty, but I feel like I'm cheating for using granola.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 -5 pears (any variety)
  • 12 cup flour
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 1 cup granola cereal (any variety will do, but I like vanilla almond)
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 14 cup oil (or 5 Tbsp butter or margarine)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • 12 teaspoon powdered ginger (optional)
  • 1 lemon, juice of (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease a 5x9-inch pan.
  3. Peel the pears and cut the flesh into 1/4-1/2 inch slices.
  4. Make a layer in the bottom of the pan.
  5. If you are using the ginger and/or lemon juice, combine those with the pears and toss to coat.
  6. Mix all other ingredients (including cinnamon, if desired) in a large bowl.
  7. If using butter or margarine, cut them in until there are no large pieces.
  8. If using oil, add enough liquid (water, lemon juice, milk, soy milk, etc.) to make the mixture hold together into clumps (about a tablespoon). It should still be a bit grainy.
  9. Spread the granola mixture in an even layer over the pears and bake for 30-45 minutes.
  10. If you'd like the top to be brown, turn the oven up to 400°F for the last ten minutes of the cooking time.

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