Recipe By Barb Y
Published Apr 14th
Prep 15m Cook 45m Additional - Ready In 60m
Servings 8 servings Calories 302.7

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.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 Rome Beauty apples - peeled, cored, and cubed
  • 2 Comice pears - peeled, cored, and cubed
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup quick cooking oats
  • ¼ cup ground walnuts
  • ½ cup butter

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8 inch baking dish.
  2. 2 Mix the apples, pears, cranberries, 1 tablespoon flour, honey, and lemon juice in the prepared dish.
  3. 3 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.
  4. 4 Bake 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until brown and crisp on top.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 302.7
  • Carbohydrate 45.9 g
  • Cholesterol 30.5 mg
  • Fat 13.7 g
  • Fiber 3.4 g
  • Protein 2.4 g
  • Saturated Fat 7.5 g
  • Sodium 87.1 mg
  • Sugar 30.4 g


  1. 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 - Read more ...
  2. 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 - Read more ...
  3. 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!
  4. 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 - Read more ...
  5. 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!
  6. 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 - Read more ...
  7. 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!!
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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"

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