Rosemary Asian Pear Crisp

This rosemary Asian pear crisp is a fun twist to the normal fruit crisp. Packed full of sweet ripe Asian pears, golden raisins, minced rosemary and finished with a super crunchy oat topping. Perfect when served plain, sprinkled with powdered sugar or a big scoop of ice cream. 

This rosemary Asian pear crisp is a fun twist to the normal fruit crisp. Packed full of sweet ripe Asian pears, golden raisins, minced rosemary and finished with a super crunchy oat topping. Perfect when served plain, sprinkled with powdered sugar or a big scoop of ice cream.

On Thanksgiving, I was standing in my in-law’s house when my brother in law walks in with a giant box of Asian pears and says “Here you go!” At first, I was like “umm ok?” Then he let me know that his dry cleaner gave him some pears (I know, random) and he had no idea what to do with them and thought I might be able to use them. I gladly took my box of pears and started brainstorming.

Since it’s winter I figure a crisp was 100% necessary. I’m also OBSESSED with using fresh herbs in desserts and what better winter flavors than pears, raisins and rosemary?

This rosemary Asian pear crisp is a fun twist to the normal fruit crisp. Packed full of sweet ripe Asian pears, golden raisins, minced rosemary and finished with a super crunchy oat topping. Perfect when served plain, sprinkled with powdered sugar or a big scoop of ice cream.

The thing I love most about this dish is its total homeyness . It reminds me of the type of dish I would find at my grandma’s house but with a little Brandy twist. As much as I love my grandma she would have never thrown rosemary in her crisp. If you’re on the fence about herbs in sweets I PROMISE it’s not weird! I’ve done it a few times with muffins (cranberry orange rosemary muffins and my blueberry lemon thyme muffins) and it worked crazy well strawberry basil shortcake.

I also decided to add in a little golden raisins because I personally think golden raisins are totally underrated. PLUS they are little nuggets of sweetness that are alway appreciated and wanted. Who’s with me?

This rosemary Asian pear crisp is a fun twist to the normal fruit crisp. Packed full of sweet ripe Asian pears, golden raisins, minced rosemary and finished with a super crunchy oat topping. Perfect when served plain, sprinkled with powdered sugar or a big scoop of ice cream.

Looking for more crisp recipes? Try my Banana Bread CrispCaramel Apple Crisp PizzaDouble Berry Apple CrispFrozen Cherry CrispVanilla Sugar Peach Crisp or my Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp.

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Rosemary Asian Pear Crisp

This rosemary Asian pear crisp is a fun twist to the normal fruit crisp. Packed full of sweet ripe Asian pears, golden raisins, minced rosemary and finished with a super crunchy oat topping. Perfect when served plain, sprinkled with powdered sugar or a big scoop of ice cream.

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients:

For pear filling: 

  • 3 Asian pears, peeled, cored and cut into 3/4 inch cubes
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 1 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Pinch kosher salt

For topping:

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats

Directions:

For pear crisp:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray 8x8 pan with non-stick spray.

In a large bowl combine all ingredients together and stir to evenly coat. Add pears to the prepared dish and top with prepared topping.

Bake for about 40 minutes or until the topping is golden brown and the pears are soft.

For topping:
In a medium sized bowl add brown sugar, flour, unsalted butter, baking powder, apple pie spice and kosher salt. Mix until crumbly and stir in rolled oats.

14 Responses to “Rosemary Asian Pear Crisp”

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    Jessica Gavin — January 22, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    I love the combination of sweet and savory! Perfect for the lunar new year 🙂

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    Faith (An Edible Mosaic) — January 23, 2017 at 9:12 am

    This is so calling my name! Love the use of rosemary here. I’d be happy with this as breakfast (with a dollop of plain yogurt) or dessert (with a scoop of vanilla ice cream). Yum!

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    Ashley @ wishes and dishes — January 23, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    My husband LOVES pears. Will have to make this for him!

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    Erin @ The Speckled Palate — January 23, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Crisps are SO perfect for this time of year, and I adore that you added fresh rosemary to the mix, too! My husband is a HUGE pear lover, so this is gonna go over spectacularly in our home.

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    Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic — January 23, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    I need to find a dry cleaner that gives me a box of pears when I pick up my clothes! Crisps are so delicious and easy, yet completely underrated I. the dessert world. I’m a huge fan of golden raisins in baking. The herbs must really send the flavor over the top.

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — January 23, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    This pear crisp sounds perfect for my afternoon cup of coffee! Can’t wait to try this!

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    Amanda | The Chunky Chef — January 23, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    I’m totally going crazy over these delicious flavors!!

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    Dee — January 24, 2017 at 12:02 am

    My husband loves pears, and he would love it if I made this crisp. It looks delicious!

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    Alyssa | EverydayMaven — January 24, 2017 at 1:07 am

    We love Asian Pears – our neighbors have AP trees and we got huge baskets of them earlier in the season!

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — January 24, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Pears are one of my favorite fruits and rosemary is one of my favorite herbs. I know I would love this crisp!

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    Laura O @PetiteAllergyTreats — January 24, 2017 at 9:24 am

    My kids adore pears! I have no doubt this would be a new favorite!

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    Krista — January 24, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    This crisp is calling my name! I wish it wasn’t so late so I could make it now!

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — January 25, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    I’ve never even thought to ever use fresh herbs in desserts before but now I’m curious! I think pears and golden raisins are both underrated! I need to try this!

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    Sabrina B — January 27, 2017 at 10:15 am

    What a nice change of fruit flavors, I never think of pears except to eat them by themselves, this looks great and thank you for this!

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