Pear Crisp for Two // Wit & Vinegar

Fall came on to me strong you guys. One day it was all hey sunshine then today I woke up to rain and I was like, whoa fall take it easy. I just broke up with Summer and you’re already trying to get to second base? Pump the brakes.

I’m first-dating fall with some baked fruit plus carbs on top. I have yet to open the can of pumpkin in my cupboard because I know when I do it’s gonna be like that part in Ghostbusters where the machine is reversed and the ghosts get out and then I’ll just be lying in the middle of my kitchen floor cryeating every pumpkin baked good imaginable. That can’t happen unless I’m on a reality show.

Pear Crisp for Two // Wit & Vinegar

This pear crisp for two is good for holding off the pumpkin. It still tastes like fall, is perfect for the cooler weather/rain attacks, and pears are super cheap right now. You can go out and make this dish for like $3. Cheaper than a pumpkin spice latte.

Go on and get it.

Pear Crisp for Two

verrry slightly adapted from Joy the Baker’s peach cobbler for one

2 ripe pears*

1/4 c all-purpose flour

1/4 c packed light brown sugar

3 T old-fashioned oats

1/4 t cinnamon

pinch of salt

2 T chopped walnuts

2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cubed

2 T dried cranberries, optional

*On a scale of ‘ohmygod I could kill someone with this’ to ‘ohmygod juices everywhere’ you want the pear to be a 5.

Preheat the oven to 350

Wash pears and set aside. We’ll make the topping first, then prepare the pears so they don’t brown.

In a medium sized bowl combine the flour, sugar, oats, cinnamon, salt, and walnuts. Use your fingers to work the butter into the mixture until the butter is roughly the size of peas. Mix in the dried cranberries if you’re using them.

Peel the pears, halve the pears, and use a mellon baller or a teaspoon to scoop out the seeds and use a paring knife to remove any extra of the stem or that weird part on the bottom of the fruit.

Place pears in a small baking dish, 8×8 square or a pie dish works just fine, cut side up, then top with crisp topping. Bake for 25-30 min until the top is golden brown and the fruit is cooked. Serve with a big ass scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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  • YES! Fall is here and I am so excited! It’s actually raining here in CO to, so these crisp are looking better than ever! love them!

  • Sweet I just got a boatload of pears from my boss so I’ll be doing this too. I’m with you on the lack of transition this year, except after I dumped summer I was totally ready for a rebound.

    Oh, and I have a treat for you next week!

  • I hear you! One day last week, the temperature dipped almost 20 degrees and BAM it’s been fall ever since. I’m still eating tomatoes, but craving fall treats like this one. I love all of that crisp on there!

  • Living in the south, I love me some fall. Humidity be damned

  • That says for 2..but a sista could eat that all by herself…

  • Not. Ready. Yet.

    But this looks delicious. Anything with a streusel topping is a win.

  • This sounds like the best idea ever. And I just bought pears at the store. Best day ever.


  • For two? HA! It’s all gonna be miiiiineee 😀

  • LOVE the image of Ghostbusters + cryeating pumpkin baked goods. It sounds like what will happen to me in about 2.5 weeks when I succumb to the pumpkin avalanche. Plus the pears sound delicious!

  • Apparently Fall knows what it wants and it ain’t stoppin’ until it gets it! Fall is quite suddenly settling in here – already wanting to leave a toothbrush in the bathroom and all. Yeesh.
    Regardless of my feelings over the end of Summer, I’m pretty stoked about these pear crisps. I can’t promise I won’t eat them all myself though.

  • Izy

    Dude, Fall did this to me on Sunday. I had some pumpkin in the freezer and defrosted it for pancakes, but then had a bunch left over. Slippery slope man, slippery slope. Thus, it was a full on pumpkin day. AND I LOVED IT. However not loving the fact that I’m WRAPPED IN A BLANKET at my computer at the mo because I’m so cold.
    …..Probably need a crisp to warm me up. ‘Probably’ meaning ‘definitely’.

  • So fun!! Can’t wait to try!

  • Australian spring has just started and I could cry for some cool fall weather. I would weep and sweat into this crisp because that’s my life. I have no air conditioner.

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  • This looks delish! I totally hear you on the breakup with summer… I want summer & I to have one last make-out sesh before it officially leaves me and fall tries to shack up! Ease up, fall – I’m not that kinda girl!

  • Hahahaha cryeating. It is a sad real life occurrence. I love that you made three because you know you just need that extra half. I have yet to break out the pumpkin or turn on the heat. I’m just not emotionally ready yet.

  • It really feels like fall just came out of nowhere. Too bad I’m back in the dorms and can’t bake this but it sure does sound like a perfect early-fall treat!

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