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Matzo Crisp with Pears and Pistachios

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Matzo crisp is an easy Passover dessert filled with sweet pears and topped with an irresistible matzo and pistachio crisp.
  • 4 red D’Anjou pears, peeled, cored and chut into ½ inch cubes
  • ¼. cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
  • Softened butter, for greasing baking dish
  • Ice cream, for serving



  • ½ cup matzo meal
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened and cut into cubes
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup chopped pistachios + more for garnish
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon


Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.


For the filling, add cubed pears, sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon and lemon juice to a bowl and toss to combine.


Grease a medium sized baking dish with a small amount of butter and pour pear filling in.


For the topping, add matzo meal, softened butter, brown sugar and cinnamon to a bowl and use your fingers to work the butter in.


Scatter matzo streusel onto the pears along with the chopped pistachios and bake for 40-45 minutes, until the pears are tender.


Once done, remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes. Serve with ice cream and garnish with chopped pistachios.

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