Having a pear tree in abundance called for some crafty cooking. Had all ingredients on hand and what's not to like? Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. Yummy!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Topping:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

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  • Spread pears to cover bottom of the baking dish; drizzle with melted butter and maple syrup.

  • Stir flour, brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract together in a bowl. Cut softened butter into flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse crumbs, adding more flour if necessary. Sprinkle topping over pears.

  • Bake in preheated oven until pears are bubbling and topping is crisp, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

For riper pears, omit syrup. You can substitute half cooking oats, half flour for the topping.

Nutrition Facts

417 calories; protein 3.2g 6% DV; carbohydrates 61.6g 20% DV; fat 18.8g 29% DV; cholesterol 48.8mg 16% DV; sodium 136.7mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2013
Important note! Original recipe was doubled and in turn had the 2 cups of flour. Start with one and add as necessary.. sorry. ;) Also, pears can be peeled. Just adds to prep time. Good either way! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/17/2017
With some tweaks it will be better. I'll add some sugar and more flavors to the pears and reduce the amount of topping. And bake a bit longer. Read More
38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2013
Important note! Original recipe was doubled and in turn had the 2 cups of flour. Start with one and add as necessary.. sorry. ;) Also, pears can be peeled. Just adds to prep time. Good either way! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2014
Amazingly good! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
02/09/2017
The topping didn't look right! I didn't read the reviews until after i put it in the oven. I pulled it out of the oven & added more brown sugar and more butter...it still didn't look right so I sprayed some water until it had the consistency of wet sand. It tuned out DELICIOUS!!! My husband...who comes from a long line of bakers...approved!!! I will mk it again but will omit the second cup of flour. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2014
Didn't read the review first about using 1 cup of flour so I used two. It seemed to floury so I added extra butter and brown sugar. Way good! Just the kind of topping I was looking for. Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
09/21/2013
I used gluten free flour for no reason at all (just had it around) added 1/4 teaspoon of cloves and some raisins. I only used 1.5 cups of the gluten free flour. Also at the start it says to drizzle the pears with 1/2 cup butter then there's another 1/2 cup butter in the topping. I only used the butter in the topping and still found it pretty darn buttery...but could be because I used less flour. Good and I will use this recipe again for pears. Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
05/09/2015
This was a great way to use of a bag of pears that were on the way to too ripe! I made a few changes to a recipe with 'great bones'. Since I knew the pears were going to be soft I decided to give it a contrasting texture by using 1 1/2 C of oatmeal (since it's what I had I used rolled/any is fine) 1/4 C of flour instead of all flour. For the brown sugar I used the brown sugar Splenda to cut the carbs and reduced the white sugar to 1/4 C. Since I only had 1 Tbsp of maple syrup that is all I drizzled on the pears. I decide based on another suggestion to add the butter on top of the dry ingredients instead. I mixed all of the dry ingredients and then spread that over the pears.I decreased the amount and melted 1 1/2 C of butter then added an increase of 3/4 tsp of vanilla to that (instead of mixing with the dry) then poured it over all. I think it puts the vanilla flavor everywhere instead of it being stuck in a glob. It was delicious and plenty sweet! Vanilla ice cream/yogurt would definitely be a great go with. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2020
Thank you for a great simple recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2018
Came out great! I used 4 came of Delmonte Pear Slices drained and cut the pears and used 1 cup of flour and added more to my liking. I also baked it for 50 mins and it came out awesome. Great Recipe! Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
10/27/2014
Unfortunately did not ready the reviews prior to making so used too much flour. The topping did not turn out as it should have but everyone still enjoyed it. Will make it again with less flour and I'm sure if will be a 5. Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
05/17/2017
With some tweaks it will be better. I'll add some sugar and more flavors to the pears and reduce the amount of topping. And bake a bit longer. Read More
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