Rating: 4.69 stars
347 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 258
  • 4 star values: 73
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0

This is a variation of the traditional Apple Crisp that I dreamed up one day when I didn't have enough apples, and there were pears in the fruit bowl, and leftover toasted walnuts from something else. We love it. Cranberries can be substituted with raisins or dried cherries. Comice pears taste best with this recipe.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8 inch baking dish.

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  • Mix the apples, pears, cranberries, 1 tablespoon flour, honey, and lemon juice in the prepared dish.

  • In a bowl, mix 1/2 cup flour, brown sugar, oats, walnuts, and butter to the consistency of coarse crumbs. Sprinkle loosely over the fruit mixture.

  • Bake 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until brown and crisp on top.

Nutrition Facts

303 calories; protein 2.4g; carbohydrates 45.9g; fat 13.7g; cholesterol 30.5mg; sodium 87.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2005
Complete silence descended on the table as folks dug in to this dessert! It was so delicious for fall. I changed a couple things--added 2 extra pears, so therefore increased the rest of the ingredients (except apples) by 50%. I didn't have walnuts, so used pecans. One tip is to mix the topping ingredients in the food processor--just pulse until it looks like coarse crumbs--fast and easy. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/27/2010
There was was too much butter in this. I would have put in at least half the called for amount. The bottom of my baking pan was half an inch deep with melted butter! I would have preferred the topping to be more dry and crunchy. Just an opinion but for anyone else that feels the same... I also added a little vanilla to the fruit mixture cinnamon nutmeg ginger allspice. I also added some blueberries. Other than the butter problem it came out deliciously and I would definitely make it again just without that much butter. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(16)
347 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 258
  • 4 star values: 73
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2005
Complete silence descended on the table as folks dug in to this dessert! It was so delicious for fall. I changed a couple things--added 2 extra pears, so therefore increased the rest of the ingredients (except apples) by 50%. I didn't have walnuts, so used pecans. One tip is to mix the topping ingredients in the food processor--just pulse until it looks like coarse crumbs--fast and easy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2007
Nice combination - I like the different textures of apple and pear (I used Granny Smith and D'Anjou because that's what I had). Needs some spices, though, cinnamon, nutmeg or a combination. I've tweaked this several times and my favorite included cinnamon in the topping, pecans instead of walnuts and I used fresh cranberries, not dried. I spiced & sweetened them up by simmering 1 cup cranberries in about 3/4 cup water, the honey and a cinnamon stick and a couple strips of orange peel studded with whole cloves. Stirred that mixture (removing stick, peel & cloves) in with the apples and pears. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2003
A VERY good crisp recipe. Feel free to play around with the ingredients. I followed the suggestion of other reviewers and added 1 tsp. each of cinnamon and nutmeg. I also added orange juice and orange zest. This is one of those recipes that I don't feel you can go wrong with. Enjoy!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
This was a great recipe-I used Golden Delicious apples when I made it. Next time I make it I will definitely serve it with vanilla ice cream. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2005
I've tried many crisp recipes but this one's right up there at the top. I used fresh raspberries instead of cranberries as that's what I had on hand. I like the idea of cubing the fruit instead of slicing it. I found the fruit held its shape nicely and didn't turn into mush. The crumb topping was flavourful and definitely added to the taste of the dessert. Next time, I'll make a double batch! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/15/2003
We enjoyed this crisp and it is simple to make but I think next time I will use fewer cranberries and nuts. There are a lot of flavors and textures going on here. My husband said "this is good but I like plain apple crisp better" Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2003
This recipe is by far the best one I've tried for a Crisp. It has just the right amount of everything- I once mixed dried cherries in as well. Everyone I have served this to has loved it- even the GUYS. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2005
I tried this recipe for our office Christmas dinner and it was wonderful! Very easy flavorful fruity and not too sweet. I added a 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and 1/2 tsp of nutmeg. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/12/2005
Even though I used what I had on hand (very ripe bartlett pears gala apples and extremely dessicated dried cranberries) it turned out quite tasty. Next time I'll try some baking apples firmer pears and fresher cranberries. I'm sure it will be even better! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/27/2010
There was was too much butter in this. I would have put in at least half the called for amount. The bottom of my baking pan was half an inch deep with melted butter! I would have preferred the topping to be more dry and crunchy. Just an opinion but for anyone else that feels the same... I also added a little vanilla to the fruit mixture cinnamon nutmeg ginger allspice. I also added some blueberries. Other than the butter problem it came out deliciously and I would definitely make it again just without that much butter. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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