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The Very Best Pear Crisp

Course Dessert


  • 8-10 pears peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 cup pecans or walnuts chopped
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice divided


  • Arrange pear slices in a baking dish. Depending on how many pears you've used, anything from a 9x9 to 9x13, round, or oval dish will work.
  • Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of spice over pears.
  • In a medium bowl, combine butter, nuts, cake mix, sugar, and remaining cinnamon.
  • Mix well, until crumbly.
  • Sprinkle evenly over the pear slices.
  • Bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until crumb is golden brown.
  • Serve hot with vanilla ice cream.
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