12 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)

If you can't find fresh cranberries, use thawed frozen ones. A prepared pie shell yields a stellar dessert with little effort. Serve with vanilla ice cream.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

To prepare streusel, combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal.

Step 3

To prepare filling, combine pear, cranberries, 2/3 cup brown sugar, and cornstarch in a large bowl; toss well to combine. Spoon pear mixture into pastry shell; sprinkle streusel over pear mixture. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until bubbly and streusel is browned. Cool at least 1 hour on a wire rack.

Ratings & Reviews

Easy and delicious

January 03, 2017
I made this for my foodie boss and his family, who prefer to limit white sugar, dairy and grains.  With the exception of the crust, this fit the bill.  They plowed through it and asked to keep the little bit that was left over. This one will happen again! 


November 22, 2016
I made this pie for the first time about 4 years ago. It was a BIG hit with my family!  My son asked me to make 3 more to take back to his frat. house. They smashed 4 pies right away and requested more. It is a regular at all our family gatherings!

Linwaggy's Review

December 02, 2013
This was a big hit for Thanksgiving. I will make this again for family gatherings. The pear and cranberries were a great combination.

nmossberg's Review

January 05, 2013
Made during the holidays and was eaten in one sitting. I also found it hard to slice so next time will make the pear pieces smaller. A definite repeat.

aeg5183's Review

January 06, 2012

JodiPie's Review

December 26, 2010
Made this pie for Christmas. It was a hit and both mom and mother-in-law asked for recipe. Also, it is very easy to make with a pre-made pie crust.

swimkev's Review

February 12, 2010
A yummy pie for a cold day and really easy to make. I didn't have quite enough pears so I added an apple. Also added a tsp of vanilla to the fruit which I recommend doing. I popped it under the broiler for a minute when it was done cooking to crisp the top a little more. It's not a pretty pie (impossible to slice which is why I rated it 3 instead of 4) but delicious warm with ice cream.

SelkieinAZ's Review

November 12, 2009
Made exactly as in recipe except I added almonds to the topping. Everybody loved it and asked for the recipe. My pears were only average but it turned out great.

liz1379's Review

May 02, 2009
I have made this twice. The first time i liked it so much i made it again next week. Its a great fall dessert. My boyfriend also loved it and he's very picky about pies and fruit desserts in general. I think the topping is what made it so special.

Angela1968's Review

December 21, 2008
I substituted a ready made graham cracker crust and served with vanilla bean ice cream. It was a big hit, and now I'm making one for a gift.