Pear Cheddar Crisp

In this 35-minute recipe, sweet pears and savory Cheddar cheese are topped with a buttery brown sugar- and cinnamon-oat topping. Whether you serve it for breakfast, a snack, or dessert, we know it will be a hit with your family.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 cups


  • 2 ripe pears, cored and thinly sliced

  • 3 ounces Cheddar cheese, thinly sliced

  • ½ cup quick-cooking rolled oats

  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar (see Tip)

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 4 teaspoons light butter with canola oil, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place four 8- to 10-ounce individual casseroles or baking dishes on a baking sheet. Divide pear and Cheddar among the baking dishes, arranging the slices alternately and cutting to fit as needed.

  2. Combine rolled oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Stir in melted butter until combined. Sprinkle over the pear-cheese mixture.

  3. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Serve warm.


Tip: If using a sugar substitute, we recommend Splenda Brown Sugar Blend or Sugar Twin Granulated Brown. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 1 tablespoon brown sugar. Nutrition Per Serving with Substitute: same as below, except 196 calories, 22 g carbohydrate, 10 g total sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

202 Calories
10g Fat
23g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 cup
Calories 202
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 23g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 7g 14%
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Vitamin A 301IU 6%
Vitamin C 4mg 4%
Folate 4mcg 1%
Sodium 165mg 7%
Calcium 172mg 13%
Iron 1mg 4%
Magnesium 26mg 6%
Potassium 160mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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