Rating: 4.38 stars
39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

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 test

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; carbohydrates 61.6g; fat 18.8g; cholesterol 48.8mg; sodium 136.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (39)

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
39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 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
(21)
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
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2014
Amazingly good! Read More
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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
(3)
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
03/27/2016
Pretty good. omitted the stick of butter dumped over the pears (would have been way to much butter). Used oats for half of the flour and 4 cans of drained;p pears instead of fresh. Amazing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2016
Added lil more cinnamon also sprinkled a bit of cinnamon sugar on pear slices just a lil it was delicious!! Make it again? YES! Read More
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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
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2020
Thank you for a great simple recipe! Read More
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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