This Pear Crisp Recipe is a decadent fall time treat. Made with seasonal fresh pears and baked to a tender perfection. You’ll definitely want to save this recipe for family sweet treat.
Farm Fresh Pear Crisp
Pear season for us typically happens in early fall. And with it brings a wonderful bounty of delicious fruit.
One of my family’s favorite fall sweet treats, is this delicious pear crisp recipe.
This super yummy recipe uses pears before they are completely ripe. Similar to an apple crisp, I like to make this recipe before the pears are soft and ripe.
If using ripe pears, I find that the pears are too soft and juicy and it doesn’t work well.
And if the pears aren’t slightly ripe, they don’t give off the delicious pear taste. However, you can still use unripe pears (think crispy like apples) and it’ll still be delicious. It just won’t have the same flavor.
We are looking for an in between ripe and non ripe.
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How to Tell When Pears are Ripe
Pears are different from some fruits when harvesting. They do well if picked and harvested before they are ripe. Pears aren’t a type of fruit that you would want to ripen on the tree.
Pears ripen from the inside, so it may be difficult to judge ripeness based off of the way they look.
To test ripeness, take a pear and apply gentle pressure around the pear. If it is slightly soft, it is most likely ripe.
Pears should be slightly soft, but not mushy.
How Long do Pears Take to Ripen
This really varies depending on the type of pear variety. Some pears like the popular Bartlett variety can ripen within 4-5 days.
Other varieties like Anjou pears can take up to 10 days to ripen. And some others only take about 7 days or so to ripen.