Pear & Thyme Crisp

Pear & Thyme Crisp

A recipe for an aromatic pear and thyme crisp, a delicious dessert served in a cast iron skillet.

Pear and Thyme Crisp Recipe


For the filling

5 large pears, peeled, cored & diced

2/3 c sugar

½ tsp salt

5 sprigs of thyme, leaves removed

For the topping

1 ½ c flour

1/3 c sugar

1/3 c brown sugar

½ tsp salt

½ c pecans, chopped

1 stick butter, melted until foamy & beginning to brown


Preheat oven to 350.

Put together all the filling ingredients in a bowl, set aside.

In a separate bowl, combine flour & sugars with cinnamon & pecans.  Mix together & slowly drizzle brown butter, stirring with your hands until well-combined and crumbly.

Pour pear mixture into a cast iron skillet, top with prepared topping & bake for 30 minutes.  Place pan on the top rack & bake an additional ten minutes until golden brown.
Serve with vanilla ice cream or mason jar whipped cream.**

**In a mason jar, fill half way with whipping cream, ¼ vanilla bean seeded, 1 tablespoon of sugar.  Put the lid on tightly, and shake for 3-4 minutes until whipped.

Pear and Thyme Crisp Recipe

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