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Pear and Cranberry Crisp

Kid friendly


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


  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 until juices are bubbling and topping is browned, about 20 minutes.
  4. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
Photo of Pear and Cranberry Crisp
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Makes: 4 Cups
Nutrition Facts: View Label


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!

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.