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Pear Crumble

We have a pear tree on our property that produced lots of pears this year and this is one of the recipes that I made to use some of the pears up.
 This is a simple to make recipe with the preparing of the pears taking the most time in the process.


  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2-1/2 cups quick oats
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (may be omitted)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups pears, peeled, cored and chopped (this was about 13 pears)
  • 1/3 cup white sugar mixed with 2 teaspoons cinnamon

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Grease a 9 x 13 baking pan.
  3. Mix together first 6 ingredients to make the crumble portion.
  4. Sprinkle the chopped pears evenly with the mixture of white sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Press half of the crumble mixture onto the bottom of the pan all the way to the edges.
  6. Top the crumble with all the prepared pears evenly.
  7. Sprinkle the remaining half of crumble mixture over the pears evenly. You can press down lightly.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes.
  9. Serve warm or cooled with ice cream or whip cream or just as it is.

You can cut this recipe in half and bake it in a 8 or 9 inch square pan.


  1. Pears are one of my favourite fruits. Lucky you to have a pear tree....and your Pear Crumble looks so good. Just put the coffee on.....would love a piece of that.

  2. Sounds and looks delicious! Brings back wonderful memories of sitting with friends and eating fruit crumble right after it came out of the oven. We had to blow on each bite before we ate it but it was so-o good! Thank you for sharing.

  3. I am making this for family dinner tonight with apples! Looks so good and "fallish"! Yum!

  4. Oh Ellen - that looks delish! I'm late at commenting on this (it's been out of control here lately - sigh). Your first picture is especially beautiful - upcoming notecard???

  5. Our family enjoys this made with apples. I'll need to try to remember to substitute pears when I have an abundance of them.
    Thanks for the idea.


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