Pear Cranberry & White Chocolate Crisp

Got leftover cranberries?  Yeah, me too.  After cooking the entire Thanksgiving meal, I’ve got more leftovers and produce in my fridge than I ever thought possible.  Luckily, Kathleen King to the rescue again with another recipe from Baking for Friends.  I halved her small recipe for pear cranberry crisp studded with chocolate chips to come up with a dessert for two version.  I swapped white chocolate chips for the semisweet and gobbled up this sweet crispy bowl of deliciousness.

Cranberries and white chocolate were meant for each other.  Stay tuned on that combo, my friends.

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Pear Cranberry & White Chocolate Crisp
Makes 2 ramekins
  • ⅓ cup fresh cranberries (if frozen, don't thaw)
  • 2 medium Anjou or Bosc pears, peeled cored and diced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
For the streusel topping:
  • 3 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 2½ tablespoons flour
  • 2½ tablespoons brown sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter, diced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons white chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 375. Have ready 2 10-ounce ramekins (or 4 small 5-ounce ramekins).
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the cranberries, diced pears, sugar and vanilla. Divide the mixture between the ramekins.
  3. In the same bowl, combine all the ingredients for the streusel topping except the walnuts and white chocolate chips. Use your fingers to rub the butter into the dry ingredients and create coarse crumbs. Next, work in the walnuts and chocolate chips. Divide the crumb mixture between the ramekins.
  4. Bake the ramekins on a cookie sheet for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the fruit is bubbling.



  1. says

    Such a lovely idea to use pear – I’ve seen a lot of apple and cranberry recipes recently but this sounds so interesting (especially with the addition of the white chocolate chips!).

  2. says

    I love fruity crisps and strangely enough, my manly boyfriend prefers fruit crisps and crumbles over heavy chocolate/creamy treats, so this is definitely a recipe we would both enjoy! I’ve never made a baked treat using cranberries, so I’m excited to try this!!

  3. says

    I didn’t make cranberries for Thanksgiving this year, Christina, because there’s only two of us and I didn’t want a bunch of leftovers. Silly me. Now I know what to do with them, thanks!

  4. says

    We love pears and cranberries–such as nice complement–but we’ve never added white chocolate to the mix. We look forward to trying this! What beautiful photos, btw. : )

  5. says

    Ok, where I have I been? I’ve never really thought to make a crisp out of cranberries…AND add white chocolate. I think it’s brilliant. Love it, Christina!

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