Pear and ginger crisp

I love making crisps and this Pear and ginger crisp is one of my favorites. I love ginger so that is why this flavor is one that I love.

Pear and ginger crisp

Not long ago, my kind neighbor gave me tons of pears. While I really appreciated the gesture, as I was super excited to have them, I really didn’t know what to make with them besides some pear butter.

This pear and ginger crisp was for sure a nice variation. I really love ginger so any time I get a chance to use it I do. The ginger complimented the pears really well but if you like, you can omit it if you like. It is not necessary but just a really nice addition. Plus ginger is really good for your digestive system, that’s all!

I am also working on a gluten-free pear pie with the rest of the pears. I hope it comes out good so that I can post the recipe, will see. There has been a lot of pear pealing lately. I guess it is OK given the fact all of the good goodies I was able to make.

For this recipe I got the streusel topping recipe from one of my favorite cakes, apple and caramel coffee cake. I doubled the batch, since I had so many pears, but you can make less if you like.

On another note, I have been feeling kind of down lately, I have no idea why but it seems that everything takes me extra effort to do. It is weird because I have never experienced it before. I do exercise on a regular basis, which it is a natural mood booster and I eat pretty good. It must be the grey weather we are experiencing lately I think. Either way, I am sure it will go away soon.

Anyhow, let me not bored you with my blah moods and let’s concentrate on the good things in life like this amazing pear and ginger crisp shall we?

I will keep you posted on my pear pie and let you know how it turned out.



Place the pears, lemons juice, arrowroot powder and ginger in a baking 9×13 dish and combine. If you like you can omit the ginger, we like it a lot, plus it is very good for your digestive system that is why I try to add it in almost all my dishes!

Pear and ginger crisp

Evenly distribute the streusel topping over the pears and bake for about 50 minutes to 1 hour or until the topping has browned a bit.



Pear and ginger crisp

Miryam's original recipe

Yield: 10-12 servings

Total Time: 1 hour


  • 6-8 lbs fresh pears, peeled and chopped into chunks
  • 3 tbsp fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1 lemon, juice
  • 2 tsp arrowroot powder, or cornstarch

Streusel topping


Preheat oven to 350F. In a large bowl mix the streusel topping and set aside.

In a 9x13 rectangular baking dish place the pears, ginger, lemon juice and arrowroot powder and combine. Place the streusel topping evenly over the top of the pears. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until the top is slightly browned.

Cool pear crisp and serve as desired. With ice cream is rather exquisite!

Screen Shot 2013-09-27 at 4.17.29 PMNutrition facts calculated based on the recipe giving 10 servings.