My Winter Crisp on Breakfast Television

BT Winter Crisp

Heidi enjoying my crisp for breakfast.

For those of you who were up at the crack of dawn, shoveling yourselves out from the first of two snowstorms, you may have caught me  looking ever so bright eyed and bushy on Breakfast Television. Today, I shared my recipe for Pear and Blueberry Crisp with Heidi, the loveliest of tv hosts, and talked about all the great things happening with Select Nova Scotia this winter.

I promised that I would post this recipe – so here it is. It is super easy, and the fruit can easily be switched for other fruits that are in season or frozen from fresh. Remember, using local is always best!

Winter Crisp


  • 1C flour
  • 1C brown sugar; packed
  • 3/4C rolled oats
  • 1/2C melted butter

Mix all the ingredients together. Place 1/2 in the pan and reserve the rest to put on top of the fruit.

Fruit Filling

  • 4C pears; peeled & cut into large pieces
  • 1C frozen or fresh blueberries

Mix and place on top of the bottom layer of crisp.


  • 1C water
  • 1C white sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla
  • 2tbsp corn starch

Mix the ingredients together and bring to a boil on stove. Pour over the fruit. Now put the other half of the crisp on top. Place in a pre heated 350°F oven for 40 to 50 minutes.

You can serve this crisp with whipped cream, whipped cream with brown sugar and rum, Fox Hill Cheese House quark with maple syrup or quark mixed with honey.

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3 Responses to “My Winter Crisp on Breakfast Television”

  1. jodi (bloomingwriter) Says:
    February 3rd, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Good morning! One of my hats is to do the social media for the NS Federation of Agriculture’s Meet Your Farmer on Twitter and Facebook. I’ve posted your recipe on our Facebook page and tweeted it out as well. It sounds delicious and I’m going to make it for supper, though I have only four pears left so will add Ambrosia apples. Somehow, I don’t expect to get off this mountain and down to Noggins for pears today…

  2. janice Ruppert Says:
    February 8th, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Hi Renee, I watched your segment on BT and really liked the” I Love Dartmouth” T-shirt that you were wearing!! Where could I get one of those??? Thanks!

  3. Renee Says:
    March 4th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Janice….The t-shirts can be bought at Two If By Sea cafe in Dartmouth.

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