Harvest Pear Crisp

  • Becky54 Posted: 12/04/10
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    Really, really good. Will make again.

  • krisrudy Posted: 12/11/08
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    I want to make this again and again and again! I don't eat dairy so I subbed unrefined coconut oil for the butter and it was fabulous. It added a hint of something special to the dish. This was my "fruity" Thanksgiving dessert and it was more popular than the chocolate one. I am actually still craving it!

  • Ruralcook Posted: 12/15/08
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    This was quick and even the kids liked it. My husband could not believe that the recipe was from Cooking Light. We ate it warm with a small scoop of Spumoni or peppermint ice cream.

  • cookinfabulous Posted: 01/16/09
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    This was awesome! I topped with whipped cream. Fabulous!

  • laebrown Posted: 06/20/10
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    The topping on this was absolutely fantastic, and if I had peeled the pears beforehand (my bad), this would most likely be a 5 star recipe. This also just doesn't compare to an apple crisp for me, but for those looking to mix it up a bit, this is a wonderful recipe. Bon appetit! :) :) :)

  • MrsH0507 Posted: 10/07/09
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    This recipe was very popular at our dinner party for 50. I have to declare that I did modify the recipe - I added 1 tsp of nutmeg because the cinnamon alone seemed too plain. I also didn't make the topping as prescribed - too much trouble when preparing enough food for 50. I crushed half a bag of gingersnaps and mixed with half a stick of melted butter for an easy, quick topping. Wonderful and the entire house smelled like fall!

  • Twinkletoes Posted: 10/26/11
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    This recipe is wonderful! The only change I make is that I use apples instead of pears. This was a big hit at Thanksgiving last year. It's like an apple pie without all the guilt. I highly recommend it.

  • daneanp Posted: 11/14/12
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    Wonderful. I wouldn't hesitate to serve this to guests but it is simple enough to have for just the family too. I used pecans instead of walnuts.

  • rstarrlemaitre Posted: 09/19/12
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    Delicious - I loved the pears, and the toastiness of the oats and walnuts in the topping. The crisp was actually a little too sweet which is not something I normally say, so I would use a touch less granulated sugar in the filling as well as less brown sugar on top.

  • PioneerGirl58 Posted: 10/31/12
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    We all loved this crisp. And thank you to the reviewer who suggested using coconut oil. It was great...and healthier. I must admit I use recipes as a guideline...except in baking. And crisps are so forgiving. I took a cup measure and put some almond meal, flax meal, oat flour, a smidge of regular flour and wheat germ, instead of just flour. Looking forward to leftovers tonight.

  • froguh23 Posted: 09/25/13
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    We tried this recipe last night and weren't very impressed. My son actually decided not to finish his bowl. Our main complaint was that there wasn't enough "crisp" to it. Also, everyone thought the pears should have been peeled, not just cored. I ended up using a combination of blueberries and pears which was a nice mix of flavors.

  • Kloos6 Posted: 11/13/13
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    Simple to make and everyone loved it. It tasted like there was caramel sauce on it. A definite keeper.

  • Aconstant440 Posted: 08/20/13
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    So so good! I used seckel pairs from my yard. Totally delicious crisp and great way to use those rock hard pears!

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