Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
8 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup)

This seasonal dessert doesn't take a lot of work. Prepare the topping earlier in the day, and refrigerate in a zip-top plastic bag.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 2

To prepare filling, place the pears in a large bowl. Sprinkle with cornstarch; toss well to coat. Stir in cranberries and next 5 ingredients (cranberries through 1/8 teaspoon salt). Spoon pear mixture into a 2-quart baking dish coated with cooking spray.

Step 3

To prepare topping, combine oats and remaining ingredients, tossing until moist. Sprinkle topping in an even layer over pear mixture. Cover with foil; bake at 375° for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 20 minutes or until topping is golden and fruit mixture is bubbly.

Ratings & Reviews

gisele's Review

December 17, 2009
I made this recipe today as directed with all ingredients. The filling is really good, with the fresh cranberries,but the topping I didn't like that much. It doesn't stay together, it stays mostly as a crumb. Maybe it needs more butter. But, I didn't use it. I wanted to do everything as stated in the recipe.Maybe next time. I'd make it again for sure!

xxnitesunxx's Review

October 15, 2009
I decided to try this recipe because I had most of the ingredients on hand. I would recommend this recipe as it's easy to make and can be made a day in advance. I did substitute some of the ingredients. I used dried cranberries, regular white flour and walnuts instead. I'd definitely make this recipe again. :o)