Easy Pear Crisp

Ingredients

  • 6-7 medium pears, peeled and sliced (about 6 cups total)*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick (½ cup) salted butter, softened
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup finely-chopped pecans
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • For serving: vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Place peeled, sliced pears in a large bowl. Add vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ¼ teaspoon salt; toss to coat.
  3. Transfer pears to the prepared baking dish.
  4. In a separate bowl, use a fork (or your fingers) to mix together butter, flour, oats, white sugar, brown sugar, pecans, and salt until completely combined. The mixture will be lumpy, which is fine.
  5. Spread topping evenly over the pears.
  6. Sprinkle with more cinnamon, if desired.
  7. Bake for 45 minutes, or until the top becomes golden brown and crispy and the pears are soft. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes.
  8. Serve warm or at room temperature. Top with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce!

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