A beautiful and festive dessert, this tart and sweet cranberry pear crumble is out of this world delicious…especially served just a little warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Welcome to the thoughts of a crazy food blogger: I wasn’t sure if I’d post this recipe before Thanksgiving. I mean, I couldn’t figure out if it would be better for Thanksgiving or maybe more Christmas appropriate?
Or whether it would be easily dismissed anytime between now and January 1st because who can really create the mental space for another dessert this time of year? (I get it, but come on…dessert! We can be open minded!)
But the utter deliciousness of this cranberry pear crumble had me serving it to anyone and everyone who walked through my door (the UPS guy sadly turned down a taste). And with fresh cranberries having such a short season in the spotlight, I knew I needed to post it. Now. Whether it would be taken seriously or not.
So here you go. Cranberry pear crumble.
It is fantastic. The cranberries, those spunky little cranberries, lend their characteristic tartness while the pears add the necessary, wholesome (ha), delicious sweetness to balance everything out.
And I really don’t have to tout the reasons why a golden, buttery crumble just makes everything better, right? Right. We know each other well enough by now.
I love a good fruit crumble on any given day. But this cranberry pear crumble has easily skyrocketed to the top of my favorite crumbles list…and probably my favorite fruit desserts ever list, too.
I think this must be Mel’s Year of the Cranberry, because even with the two cranberry recipes I’ve already posted and the plethora of cranberry recipes in my archives, I still have one more coming at you (a terribly delicious cranberry appetizer appearing next week). How can I resist? Those fresh cranberries call to me every time I spy their short-lived spot in the produce section.
If you’re looking for a refreshing addition to your Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert lineup, this crumble would be perfection. And if you are really daring, I think you should try the cranberry pie filling in a pie! Swoon. And then report back. 🙂
Also, I haven’t tried it, but even with fresh cranberries abounding everywhere, I think this recipe would work well with frozen cranberries, too. Fruit crumbles are pretty adaptable like that.
And that means only one thing. Cranberry pear crumble year round. Yes, life is good.
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Cranberry Pear Filling: