ginger pear crisp ginger pear crisp Israeli Kitchen This warm, aromatic treat pairs fantastically with a scoop of ice cream. (Photo: Jerry James Stone)

Ginger pear crisp

Fall is the perfect time to slice up your favorite fruit and bake it with a delightful crumbly topping.

  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 40 minutes

Crisps, cobblers and crumbles. We can't get enough of them in fall. This one, in particular, uses pears instead of apples for something a little different. It's also fairly easy to make, and will fill your home with a warm, inviting aroma.


  • 3 whole large pears
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 stick butter, melted


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Peel, core, and cube pears. Place into a bowl and stir together with 2/3 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon ginger, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, remaining sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and pecans. Stir together. Drizzle melted butter gradually, stirring with a fork as you go until all combined.

Add pears to a 9x9 baking dish and top with the crumb topping.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, until bubbling around the edges.

Place pan on top rack of oven for an additional 10 minutes, or until topping is golden brown.

I recommend some ice cream for this one.

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