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Pear and Cranberry Crisp

Whole grain oats, warm brown sugar, and sweet fruit make this a flavorful treat for breakfast or dessert.
Kid friendly
Baking dish of baked pear and cranberries with an oat topping.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Makes: 4 Cups
Nutrition Facts: View label

Ingredients

½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
1 Tablespoon packed brown sugar
2 Tablespoons flour
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
2 Tablespoons applesauce
4 cups cubed pears (about 3 pears)
1 cup cranberries, fresh or frozen
1 Tablespoon cornstarch

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and applesauce.
  2. Combine pears, cranberries and cornstarch in an 8x8-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with oat mixture.
  3. Bake uncovered at 400 degrees F until juices are bubbling and topping is browned, about 20 minutes.
  4. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

  • Try adding other spices such as nutmeg or cardamom.

Comments

I agree with another user that there is no need for the cornstarch. Probably as a result, the dessert was a little dry and underwhelming immediately out of the oven. The textures and flavors improved the next day. Additionally, the topping is quite sparse. It's more like a baked fruit dish with a granola-like sprinkle rather than a fruit crisp/crumble. Consider doubling the topping to give it a little more cover over the fruit.

This recipe is such a great combination of tart and sweet flavors! What a great treat! I found that there really isn't any need to add the cornstarch. Also, depending on your oven, it may take up to 45 minutes to cook.

Super quick treat!  And great when you have a lot of pears as we did.  I swapped the applesauce out for oil as i made this the night before and i figured the applesauce in the topping would hold over better, and then for cranberries my little kids don't like tart taste too much so i used dried cranberries.  Everyone enjoyed it!

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