I found a recipe a couple years ago for a Pear Pie with Cheddar Cheese crumb crust. In a hurry one day I adapted the recipe to make just a crisp. In winter when I could only find canned pears I tried it & while the pears are a little softer it's still very tasty. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
1Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Butter a 2-quart casserole dish.
2Toss pears with lemon juice in a bowl. Combine 1/2 cup light brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and cloves together in a separate bowl. Add sugar mixture to pear mixture; toss to coat. Transfer to the prepared casserole dish.
3Combine Cheese, flour and 1/2 cup light brown sugar in a food processor; pulse to mix. Add cold butter into flour mixture and pulse until a crumb consistency. Sprinkle topping over pears.
4Bake in the preheated oven until top is golden brown & bubbly, about 45 minutes. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.