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Cranberry and Pear Crisp

This dessert is perfect for that first autumn day you can feel a nip in the air. It’s full of sweet, crunchy fall flavors. —Lori Choquette, Holyoke, Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 4 medium pears, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil


  • In a large bowl, combine pears and cranberries; drizzle with lemon juice. Combine the sugar, flour, lemon zest, cinnamon and nutmeg; stir into pear mixture. Transfer to an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • For topping, in a small bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, flax and salt. Stir in butter and oil until crumbly. Sprinkle over fruit mixture. Bake at 350° until topping is golden brown and fruit is tender, 35-40 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 241 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 101mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 5g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • MarineMom_texas
    Feb 6, 2015

    I am going to review this even though I changed some ingredients. The basic fruit mix and topping were the same. I substituted apples for pears and dried cherries for the cranberries and I added chopped pecans to the topping. All else remained the same. This was done purposely for a Taste of Home challenge on the Community Forums. It was a huge success and I can imagine the original ingredients were delicious. I highly recommend this as a volunteer field editor for Taste of Home.

  • keighje
    Sep 10, 2011

    I was intrigued by the ingredients and more intrigued as you are from Holyoke, Ma. I am a former resident from there. We had it for dessert this evening and will definitely make it again. Any more good recipies like that and please share them. Janet Keighley

  • danid
    Aug 26, 2011

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  • jenetteroberts
    Aug 7, 2011

    I immediately went out and got the ingredients for this when I came across this recipe in the mag. Made it and got 2 thumbs up from the everyone at Family Sunday Dinner.