Pear cranberry crumble the perfect dessert for Thanksgiving or maybe even Christmas.
We had our first snowfall of the winter season. Well, I really don’t know if you can call it all that. There was a light dusting of snow when we woke up a few days ago. We were so lucky because south of where I live they had inches and more inches. I am oh so not ready for this weather. Ugh…
But you know what I am ready for? Yep, that’s right… Thanksgiving. It will be here in a couple of days. Which means family, food and more along with time off from work.
Which brings me to my post today. I love pie and I am a big fan of the pie crust. I never leave a bite of it behind when I am eating a piece of pie, but let’s face it, sometimes it is just nice to have the filling and the topping. Such as this crumble, easy peasy, but so yummy.
I love mixing up flavors when I am baking or even cooking, but I love mixing up different fruits together. I was trying to decide what to combine with some cranberries that I have sitting in the freezer, I was thinking about apples, but then pears came to mind. As you know I have been enjoying baking with pears this fall.
I absolutely love the sweetness of the pears with the tart tanginess of the cranberries. The sweet crumble made this one tasty dessert.
- 3 cups pears finely sliced
- 2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 tablespoon flour
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ cup butter, softened
- ¼ cup sugar
- ¼ cup flour
- ½ cup oats
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Butter a 9-inch baking dish.
- Slice the pears. Wash and dry the cranberries
- In a large bowl combine the sliced pears, cranberries, sugar, flour, cinnamon, and orange juice. Toss together until well combined. Pour the combined ingredients into the prepared baking dish and set aside.
- For the topping combine the sugar, flour and oats, mix until well combined. Add the softened butter and by fork or by hand mix until well combined. Sprinkle the topping over the fruit mixture. Place in the preheat oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until mixture is bubbling and the topping is golden brown.
- Serve while warm with or without vanilla ice cream