Pear and Sour Cherry Crisp With Oat-Hazelnut Topping

pear-sour-cherry-oat-hazelnut-topping Photo: Romula Yanes; Styling: Megan Hedgpeth


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup roughly chopped hazelnuts
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp. packed light brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 pears (about 2 lb. total), such as Bartlett, each cored and cut into 8 wedges
  • 1 1/2 cups pitted sour cherries, thawed if frozen or drained if canned
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Whole-milk Greek yogurt and honey, for serving, optional


1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In a food processor, combine 1/2 cup each oats and hazelnuts; pulse until finely ground. Add 1/4 cup sugar, butter and salt and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in remaining oats and hazelnuts.

2. In a shallow 2-quart baking dish, combine pears, cherries, cornstarch, lemon juice and remaining 1 Tbsp. sugar; toss until fruit is evenly coated. Use your hands to squeeze crisp topping into clusters; scatter over fruit. Bake until fruit is bubbling and topping has browned, 40 to 45 minutes. Serve with yogurt and honey, if desired.

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  • Yield: 8

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 279
Fat per serving: 15g
Saturated fat per serving: 4g
Cholesterol per serving: 15mg
Fiber per serving: 6g
Protein per serving: 4g
Carbohydrate per serving: 35g
Sodium per serving: 78mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Calcium per serving: 38mg

Good to Know

Pears are rich in fiber, including pectin, which can aid digestion and help lower blood pressure.