I love autumn! The crisp, beautiful days, the bounty of the harvest, and delicious days of baking make it perfect. As we look forward to the holidays and time with family and friends, I like to try new recipes and think of how we could all enjoy them together. This delicious, not-too-sweet Pear Crumble would be a perfect dessert for Thanksgiving dinner. I’m thinking of taking it to John’s sister’s house to share with our family. At this busy time of year, it comes together quickly and easily. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we did!
We only had four pears, so we halved this recipe and made parfaits in sundae dishes.
3/4 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
8 Bartlett or red Bartlett pears, peeled, cored, and sliced
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 teaspoon lemon oil or 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
The Topping: Toast the pecan pieces in the oven for approximately 5 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned and aromatic. Let the pecans cool, and combine them with the flour, cinnamon, brown sugar, and oats. Cut in the butter until the mixture forms coarse crumbs, about the size of peas.
The Filling: Mix the pears with the sugar, the lemon oil or juice, the flour, and the cinnamon. Pour the filling into the prepared baking pan and sprinkle the topping over it.
Bake the crisp for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the topping has become golden brown and crunchy, and the fruit is bubbly.Yield: 8 generous servings.
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Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
I love pear desserts, such a wonderful crumble!
Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes says
I think I like pears more than apples, especially in a crumble! Beautiful dessert Susan!
Cher Rockwell says
Crumbles and crisps evoke all the best parts of fall in my mind.
It is definitely fall here – all the deciduous trees are currently some shade of yellow, orange or red and I think all of their leaves are finding their way into my landscaping… I know what I am doing this weekend čÖé
Cocoa and Lavender says
Pears are one of my favorite fruits! And I love this pear crumble recipe – especially as it makes a large quantity! We just bought some pears in the market here in Venice – wish we had an oven to bake a crisp! ~ David
This is just beautiful.
Sippity Sup says
It is a busy time of year you are right. But we should all take time to make something as beautiful as this. GREG
This sounds delicious! I love pears in pretty much anything!
Christina Conte says
I make apple crumble all the time, but have never made a pear version! That’s truly silly! I bet an apple/pear crumble would be delicious too! You’re looks So good!