Fresh cranberries are available from October through December. Ripe berries are deep red and very firm. Before using them, rinse in a bowl of cold water; discard any unripe ones that float to the top.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, toss pears with lemon juice. Add cranberries and 1/3 cup sugar; toss well.

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  • Transfer to six 8-ounce ramekins (or a 3-quart baking dish). Sprinkle with topping (see below); bake until fruit is tender and topping is golden, about 25 minutes. Let cool at least 30 minutes before serving with vanilla ice cream, if desired.

  • To make the Oatmeal Crisp Topping: Pulse flour with butter in a food processor until pea-size clumps form. Add remaining granulated sugar and the light-brown sugar, cinnamon, oats, and salt; pulse until large, moist clumps form, about 10 times.

Reviews (6)

89 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 28
  • 2 star values: 16
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 4 stars
12/06/2014
The fruit portion was a bit soupy/watery, but that may have had to do with the type of pear I used (Comice). The topping was DELICIOUS! It seemed like more topping than necessary when assembling, but it wasn't too much because it was so tasty!
Rating: Unrated
12/13/2011
Very tasty (especially the topping!), but the filling was a bit watery. Next time, I'll add 1 Tbsp. of flour to the pears, cranberries, and sugar to thicken things up.
Rating: Unrated
12/30/2010
This recipe is definitely a keeper. Very simple and very delicious; the tartness of the cranberries is just enough to complement the sweetness of the pears. The topping was perfect and the whole thing was so easy to make.
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Rating: Unrated
12/19/2008
Wow! This was absolutely delicious. My mom and I searched through Martha's recipes the day before Thanksgiving and decided to make this even though my grandmother was planning on bringing 3 pies. We made this and my whole family went after this and hardly payed any attention to the pies! I would definitely suggest making this, especially for the holidays. Ice cream is an absolute must!
Rating: Unrated
12/19/2008
Wow! This was absolutely delicious. My mom and I searched through Martha's recipes the day before Thanksgiving and decided to make this even though my grandmother was planning on bringing 3 pies. We made this and my whole family went after this and hardly payed any attention to the pies! I would definitely suggest making this, especially for the holidays. Ice cream is an absolute must!
Rating: Unrated
12/19/2008
This was absolutely delicious! My family had this on Thanksgiving. My grandmother made 3 or 4 pies and my mom and I made this dessert. The whole family went after this and payed little attention to the pies! I would definitely recommend making it.
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