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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Simple Blueberry Pear Crisp ~ With Sweetie Pie

 A delightfully sweet combination of fruit makes this blueberry pear crisp the perfect summer dessert

I received a sweetie Pie to facilitate this post

 Last week, I discovered a pear tree that was bursting with fruit. There were so many pears on the tree, that the branches of the tree were starting to sag. While the pears were not ripe, I just knew that these pears were ready to be picked. So I rang the doorbell of the house of the owners of the pear tree to ask if I could pick some pears.

 Much to my surprise, my friend answered the door. My friend had been renting out the house for the past several years and they were back in town. So after catching up, I asked my friend if I could pick some pears off their tree. My friend was delighted that I wanted some pears as they had more than they could eat. So my friend told me to pick as many pears as I wanted and that I could come back for more.

I love free fruit!

I am no stranger to picking fruit from fruit trees that I discover in my neighborhood. Of course, I always ask before I pick any fruit off the tree. Much to my surprise, most people are glad that I am picking the excess fruit from the tree. That way there is less fruit to clean up off the ground.

 Last year I discovered plum and peach trees when I was running with my boys. I froze most of the plums and made homemade peach leather with the peaches. I also discover prickly pear cactus plants that were bursting with prickly pears. I had never tried prickly pears before let alone harvest the prickly pears. So I learned how to harvest and prepare prickly pear fruits. That was an adventure and I have a freezer full of those sweet purple fruits.

 This summer, my friend told me about an apricot tree that was in her neighborhood. The person who owned the apricot tree was overjoyed that I wanted to pick apricots from her tree. The lady told me how the apricot tree grew from an apricot seed that her son planted. After I froze all the apricots, I planted a couple of the apricot seeds in my backyard. Maybe I will have a tree that grows apricots in my yard next year. I am enjoying growing food in my Southwest garden and I have plans for a bigger garden next year.

Sweetie Pie makes the best pear recipe ever!

My husband and I have been enjoying the sweet pears. While the pears that I have been using in my smoothies can be mushy or underripe, my husband likes his pears ripe. Pears are a fruit that can be hard to ripen. One day they are hard and the next day the pears are mushy. So I have discovered a trick to ripen the pears to perfection. My method involves a box and newspaper. So keep reading to discover how to make a pear ripe faster. 

While I was waiting for my pears to get ripe, my Sweetie Pie Pan arrived. I was excited to make a pie in this ceramic pie pan. This cute stoneware pie plate distributes heat evenly and produces golden-brown crusts. The wavy rim of the pie pan would make a beautiful crimped crust. I really liked that I could bake with the Sweet Pie under the broiler. The stoneware material of the pie plate allows Sweetie Pie to travel safely from the freezer to the oven.

 My plans of making a pie with the Sweetie Pie were placed on hold when I discovered that I had no vegan butter for a pie crust. I was going to make a pie with the pears but my pears could not wait another day for me to go to the store. My pears were ripe and ready to use.

When life hands you plenty of pears ~ make a pear crisp

So I decided to make a blueberry pear crisp. My family has been enjoying my No Peel Apple Crisp, so I knew that they would enjoy a crisp made with pears. Since pears are not as sweet as apples, I knew that I needed to add another fruit to my pear crisp. I then remembered that I had some blueberries in my freezer. 

Blueberry Pear Crisp is

+ Sweet

+ A perfect summer dessert

+ Dairy-free

+ Gluten-free

+ Healthy

+ Full of fiber

+ Loaded with vitamin C

+ Vegan

+ Plant-based

 So I made my blueberry pear crisp using my apple crisp recipe. I just swapped out the apples for the pears and added blueberries. I also added some cornstarch to the chopped fruit as blueberries have more liquid when baking.

I chopped the pears into pieces and left the peels on. I knew that the peels would soften while baking. Then I stirred in the blueberries and other ingredients. I just love how the frozen blueberries were giving the pears a nice purple color. I was excited to see if baking the blueberries with pears would turn the pears into a dark purple color.

You can check out the Great Jones Sweetie Pie plate here. I can't wait to make a pie crust in this stoneware pie plate. 

Fruit crisps are so easy to make

 Fruit crisps are so easy to make. When I have an abundance of fruit, I always make a fruit crisp. A few simple ingredients are all you need to bake up a fruit crisp. All you need to do is chop the fruit into bite-size pieces and stir in sugar and lemon juice. Then you use oatmeal, sugar, and melted butter to make the crunchy crisp topping. Place the crisp into the oven and you have a quick and easy summer dessert.

Ingredients needed for Blueberry Pear Crisp

+ Fresh Pears

+ Blueberries

+ Sugar

+ Lemon Juice

+ Cornstarch

+ Oatmeal

+ Flour

+ Brown Sugar

+ Butter

+ Salt

My favorite recipe for fresh pears

This blueberry pear fruit crisp is my favorite recipe that uses pears. It is a great recipe for pears that are almost ripe or overripe. You can swap out the apples for the pears if you like. My friend's pear tree still has plenty of pears on it, so I will have to pick more. I love using pears in my morning smoothies and eating them fresh. Pears also taste delicious in a salad or with a slice of cheese, make mine vegan cheese. Here is my secret on how to ripen pears quickly.

How to quickly ripen pears

+ Grab some newspaper or brown packing paper

+ Find a cardboard box

+ Place the pear in the box and cover the pears with plenty of crumpled newspaper

+ Daily check the pears to see if they are ripe

+ Pears are ripe when they change from green to yellow

+ The pears may be firm but are soft on the inside

For additional crunch ~ sprinkle granola on top of the blueberry pear crisp after in comes out of the oven

You can check out the Great Jones Sweetie Pie plate here. I can't wait to make a pie crust in this stoneware pie plate. 

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Simple Blueberry Pear Crisp

Simple Blueberry Pear Crisp

Yield: 8
Author: Mom Knows Best
A delightfully sweet combination of fruit makes this blueberry crisp the perfect summer dessert


  •  6 medium pears, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, fresh is also fine
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Topping:
  • 1/2 cup white flour
  • 2/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a deep-dish pie plate or large baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Slice each pear into bite-size pieces and place them in a large bowl. 
  3. To the pear pieces add the blueberries, sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Mix well until all of the fruit pieces are evenly coated with the other ingredients. Pour into the prepared baking dish.
  4. In a separate medium-size bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, and salt. Pour in the melted butter and stir until well coated and crumbly. Sprinkle the crumb mixture evenly over the top of the fruit mixture.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-45 minutes until the fruit is soft and the topping is golden brown. Allow to cool slightly before serving. Serve warm or cold.


paul said...

WoW! What an amazing article. We were happy to give you the pears. They got a great home!FYI we still got a few left.

Katie Kinsley said...

That pie looks so yummy! I'm glad you could get some free fruit!

Sarah Bailey said...

Oh gosh now this pie sounds absolutely delicious and right up my street, I would love to give it a try!

Tammy said...

Oh my goodness. Two of my favorite flavors. This looks so yummy!

melissa said...

A vegan recipe like this is so great to enjoy this summer. I love the pictures because that dessert looks amazing

AiringMyLaundry said...

I would love this so much. I am all about blueberries and pears, so I will make this recipe soon!

The Super Mom Life said...

I've never had a blueberry pear crisp before. It sounds delicious!

Kathy said...

This looks so good. I've never actually had blueberry pear crisp before. I do love crisp though, so I'm sure I'd love this too.

Richelle Escat said...

I never imagined this combination before.. It sounds great to taste the crispiness of pears and the sweet berries together.

Ivan Jose said...

I'm not really a fan of eating fruit but I love reading about your fruit-picking adventures in your area. My wife would love this pie though.

LoriBosworth said...

Blueberries are in season right now so I'm definitely going to try this recipe!

Melanie Edjourian said...

I love this, it's packed full of fruit and a lovely sounding recipe. Perfect for my lots, they would really enjoy this.

Wren LaPorte said...

This looks absolutely delicious! I love blueberries and pears so this will have to be made!

Beth said...

This crisp looks delicious! I don't think I have ever tried blueberries and pears together. The baking dish also looks great.

Marysa said...

This does sound like an easy recipe. I would love to make this with my kids. Perfect recipe for after we go blueberry picking!

Lavanda Michelle said...

I can not wait to try this. It looks so very good! Thanks for this detail recipe.

Unknown said...

I will have to try this next weekend! My family would surely love this!

EMILY said...

There's something so great about pears and blueberries together. This sounds delicious!

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