Cranberry Pear Crisp

Festive and easy, Cranberry Pear Crisp is a simple dessert that’s perfect for any occasion. Sweet pears and tart cranberries are topped with a crunchy topping of oats, nuts and brown sugar before being baked to a bubbling dessert dream come true. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a decadent and comforting sweet treat.

Simply the BEST Cranberry Pear Crisp recipe you'll ever make. Easy and perfectly balanced flavors. |

Hey guys!  It’s FRIDAY!!!  And I really put a dent in my holiday shopping this week, I’m soooo proud of myself. So, there is a possibility that I won’t be a crazy lunatic lady during the month of December. Right now, my biggest struggle is finding my musical groove.  Yeah, weird but music usually sets the tone of my mood and my usual playlist isn’t cutting it.  And I keep trying to change things up with the Christmas music but I don’t think I’m ready because after one song I have to change the station.  Today….it was Mozart.  That was what took me to my happy place and I jammed in my car with a Gingerbread Latte in hand.  We’re almost there holiday tunes….almost. Maybe next Friday.

Simply the BEST Cranberry Pear Crisp recipe you'll ever make. Easy and perfectly balanced flavors. |

In the meantime….let’s talk about something sweet. And tart….and buttery and so crazy yummy.  This is one of my favorite times of the year because pears…you know how I feel about pears (HELLO…Pear Tarte Tatin!)….and cranberries in all their tart glory can come together in perfect harmony….just like Mozart. This Cranberry Pear Crisp….it’s like a burst of fall flavor right on your tongue, the sweet/tart blend of heaven with a crispy, butter top. It’s like Grandmom popped in for a visit and whipped up something to wrap you in a warm hug….like a fluffy knit sweater for your tastebuds.

Simply the BEST Cranberry Pear Crisp recipe you'll ever make. Easy and perfectly balanced flavors. |

And this Cranberry Pear Crisp couldn’t be simpler to make.  Just peel some pears and chop them up…try not to eat all of them because they’re fabulous this time of year.  Toss in a bowl with sugar, flour, cinnamon and cranberries. Pour in your favorite casserole dish and top with the crispy oat crumbs. Bake until bubbling…’s ok, you can watch.  And then let it rest or you’ll singe your tongue something fierce…..leaving no tastebuds left for your Thanksgiving turkey.

Simply the BEST Cranberry Pear Crisp recipe you'll ever make. Easy and perfectly balanced flavors. |

Served warm or room temperature, this Cranberry Pear Crisp is fabulous with a scoop of vanilla ice cream….or even better, this Chai Spiced Ice Cream.  Live on the edge…flip on some Mozart and waltz around the kitchen with bowl in hand.  Happy Weekend, my friends!

Cranberry Pear Crisp

The classic crisp recipe that's sweet and tart....Cranberry Pear Crisp is simple and amazing!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 585 kcal


  • 5 pounds pears peeled, cored and chopped
  • 2 cups cranberries
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter chilled and cut into cubes


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, toss together pears, cranberries,sugar, cinnamon, ginger and salt. Combine thoroughly and pour the mixture into the bottom of a baking dish and spread evenly.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together oats, flour, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Using your fingers or a pastry cutter, work the butter into the oat mixture until coarse crumbs form.
  • Sprinkle the oat mixture evenly over the pear mixture.
  • Transfer the baking dish to the oven and bake for 45-50 minutes or until bubbling and golden brown.
  • Serve hot or at room temperature with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired.


Serving: 1gCalories: 585kcalCarbohydrates: 124gProtein: 5gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 394mgPotassium: 526mgFiber: 15gSugar: 79gVitamin A: 405IUVitamin C: 20.7mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 2.1mg
Keyword cranberry pear crisp
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