Cranberry Pear Pie is such a fabulous fall treat! A simple Bisquick crust, with sweet pears, tart cranberries are combined with an oatmeal streusel topping recipe. My family fights over this it, so I keep making more of this cranberry pear pie with streusel topping!
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The inspiration for this cranberry pear pie recipe comes from two places. Every year in the Fall, our friends let us pick pears from their bosc pear tree. They are so sweet and juicy and I’m thankful to enjoy them! So I am always on the lookout for pear dessert recipes, especially a baked pear recipe. This year, I decided that I just had to make a pear pie recipe with fresh pears!
Around the same time of year, we also attend a local cranberry festival and come back with pounds of fresh, cheap cranberries, so it just made sense to combine these two ingredients to make this pear cranberry pie!
To me, nothing seems more special than pear desserts, and this pear pie recipe with fresh pears and fresh cranberries is a such a great alternative to a traditional apple cranberry pie. Cranberries add the right tartness to the honey pear pie base. I love tart mixed with a hint of sweet.
Pears to Use for Cranberry Pear Pie
The bosc pear is the perfect pear for this pear cranberry pie since it ripens early and has a nice spicy-sweet flavor. If you prefer a bartlett pear, this will work as will other varieties, but having friends with a pear tree made the decision pretty easy for us.
Just like our Easy Peach Crisp Recipe and our Pear Crisp Recipe, this is such an easy pear crumble pie recipe to make. We use a Bisquick pie crust and streusel topping.
How to Make Pie Crust With Bisquick
Making pie crust with Bisquick is easy and quick. You simply mix the Bisquick with cinnamon, butter, and water to make a dough. Then fill the pie plate by pressing the dough evenly throughout the pie plate. Easy peasy! My daughter LOVES doing this crust, and it’s fun for her to use her hands to shape the dough. No rolling required!
How to Make Streusel Topping for Pie
This streusel topping recipe is super easy to make, a bit of a twist on a homemade streusel topping. Mix quick oats, Bisquick, brown sugar, and cinnamon, then cut butter into the mixture using a pastry cutter. Stir in pecans, and add it to the top of the pie. It’s that easy! Even my daughter knows how to make streusel topping, and she thinks this is the best streusel topping recipe that we make.
We like to make this cinnamon streusel topping recipe for a seasonal harvest flavor and it pairs nicely with the pears (pardon the pun).
Enjoy this pear pie – I hope you love it as much as our family loves it.
Cranberry Pear Pie
- 1 cup Bisquick
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ cup butter softened
- 2 Tablespoons hot water or boiling
- 1 cup cranberries fresh or frozen
- 3 cups chopped ripe pears peeled and cored
- 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
- ⅓ cup liquid honey
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- ⅔ cup quick oats
- ½ cup Bisquick
- ⅓ cup brown sugar packed
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ cup butter
- ½ cup pecans chopped
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a small bowl, mix together Bisquick, cinnamon, butter, and hot water. Stir until well mixed. Using your fingers, press into 9” pie pan, up to the top of the rim.
- In a medium bowl, mix together cranberries, pears, and cornstarch. Add to pie shell. Drizzle with honey. Dot with butter.
- In a medium bowl, mix together quick oats, Bisquick, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter using a pastry cutter or fork. Stir in pecans.
- Bake 40 minutes or until pears cooked to desired doneness. If the top starts to brown before it is ready, place a loose sheet of foil over the top.
Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.
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