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Baked fruit crisp on wood table with a serving spoon scooping out the filling.

Pear Crisp

Fall flavors in a delicious plum and pear crisp with a crunchy golden oatmeal crisp stopping. Vanilla rum and fall spice flavored fruit crisp.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Jenn


Plum and Pear Filling

  • 6 red bosc pears stem removed and cored, sliced
  • 3 large black plums pit removed and sliced
  • ¼ cup Blue Chair Bay Vanilla Rum
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar
  • cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground star anise
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest

Crisp Topping

  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup whole oats
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 11 tablespoons unsalted butter melted


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and position oven rack one level below the center. Lightly butter an 9 by 12 inch baking dish, or similar sized casserole dish, set aside.
  • Place sliced plums and apples in a large bowl then pour Blue Chair Bay Vanilla Rum over the fruit and gently toss with hands to evenly coat.
  • In a medium mixing bowl whisk together granulated sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, star anise, and orange zest.
  • Add the sugar and spice mixture to the bowl of fruit and toss again until evenly coated.
  • Spoon filling into prepared pan. Next prepare your crisp topping.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, oats, and cinnamon.
  • Pour melted butter into the mixture and stir with a fork until large crumbles form. Don't over mix and leave some of the topping chunky.
  • Sprinkle the oat mixture evenly over top of the fruit.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 45-50 minutes until top is golden brown and fruit filling is bubbling around the side.
  • Place pan on cooling rack for about 15-20 minutes before serving.