Mom Knows Best : When Life Hands You Pears Make Caramel Pear Crisp

Thursday, July 17, 2014

When Life Hands You Pears Make Caramel Pear Crisp

I had a bunch of pears that were ripe and I did not want them to go to waste. I was having guests over for dinner and I wanted to make a dessert. I did not want to make a plain fruit crisp so I decided to sweeten the fruit with caramel sauce. The caramel sauce paired wonderfully with the pears and made a delicious dessert. This crisp was simple to make and if you don't have pears, apples would taste great too. I also have a recipe for homemade caramel sauce that you make in the slow cooker.

                                             Caramel Pear Crisp

                             8 pears
                                         1/4 cup apple juice
                                         1/2 cup caramel sauce
                                          1 pouch sugar cookie mix
                                           1/2 cup butter, soften

                                     Oven 400 degrees
                               1. Pour the apple juice in a large bowl, this will keep the pears from browning
                                   while you are cutting into pieces.Peel the pears and cut them into bite size

                               2.  Place the pears into the apple juice and stir well. Microwave the caramel
                                     sauce for about 30 seconds to soften. Then stir into pears, coating well.
                                3. Place the pears in a large baking dish.

                                4. Combine the cookie mix and soften butter until well mixed. I like to use
                                     my food processor for this step, to make it easier.

                                5. Crumble the cookie topping all over the pears and bake for 30-45
                                      minutes, until topping is lightly brown.

                                6. Serve with whip cream or vanilla ice cream on top. Drizzle with
                                   caramel sauce.



  1. Oh wow...I Pinned this recipe. Looks delicious and seems simple enough to make. Now I'm in the mood for a bit of whipped cream.

  2. Pears have been a good price lately too! I think I will pick some up and make this. Love the caramel drizzle on top too!

  3. OMG! So yummy! Thanks for making my hungry. ;)

  4. I have pinned this to make. Looks very yummy!!

  5. Sounds great. I'll have to give it a try. I usually end up cubing and frying and adding a little sauce of some type.

  6. Yummm!! I need to try this recipe! It sounds so crazy! Thank you:)

  7. This sounds really yummy. I love pears too.

  8. Tara, you are so creative! I love that you can make the caramel in the slow cooker and use it with apples or pears. It's so pretty I don't know if I'd let anyone eat it, though. Might be an issue. Love it.

  9. Oh this sound so good! I don't have any pears, but you better believe I'm going to pick some up this weekend now. Pinned for later! :)

  10. Yum! I seem to always do an apple and pear crumble, but maybe I'll mix it up next time.

  11. This looks so yummy. And I love pears!!! Great recipe!


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