4.89 from 9 votes
Easy Pear Crisp
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr

This Pear Crisp is an easy dessert recipe that's perfect for fall!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: old fashioned pear crisp, pear crisp, pear recipes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 456 kcal
Author: Blair
  • 6-7 medium pears, peeled and sliced (about 6 cups total)*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick (½ cup) salted butter, softened
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup finely-chopped pecans
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Optional, for serving: vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Place peeled, sliced pears in a large bowl. Add vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ¼ teaspoon salt; toss to coat.
  3. Transfer pears to the prepared baking dish.
  4. In a separate bowl, use a fork (or your fingers) to mix together butter, flour, oats, white sugar, brown sugar, pecans, and salt until completely combined. The mixture will be lumpy, which is fine.
  5. Spread topping evenly over the pears.
  6. Sprinkle with more cinnamon, if desired.
  7. Bake for 45 minutes, or until the top becomes golden brown and crispy and the pears are soft. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes.
  8. Serve warm or at room temperature. Top with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce!
Recipe Notes

*I tested this recipe with Bosc pears, but they lacked flavor. Instead, I prefer sweet, juicy, ripe Bartlett pears for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Pear Crisp
Amount Per Serving (1 /6 of the recipe)
Calories 456 Calories from Fat 187
% Daily Value*
Fat 20.8g32%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 213mg9%
Carbohydrates 75.5g25%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 51g57%
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.