Preheat oven to 375 F. Lightly grease 11x7-inch glass baking dish. Toss pears with 1/2 cup sugar and lemon juice. Stir in Craisins. Spread in prepared dish.
Place remaining 1/2 cup sugar, butter, flour and 3/4 cup almonds in food processor bowl. Pulse until almonds are fine and mixture is crumbly. Pour into medium bowl. Add remaining almonds; toss to mix. Sprinkle mixture evenly over fruit; press down lightly.
Bake 50 minutes or until fruit is bubbly and pears are tender. Cool slightly. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, if desired. (Recipe by: Ocean Spray/Cocktail Times.com)