Thursday, July 29, 2010

Honey Pear Crisp

What do you do with a bag of delicious pears straight from your parent's tree? 

Honey Pear Crisp!  Courtesy of Vintage Victuals it came out absolutely delicious.  No walnuts for me.  I used all purpose flour, light brown sugar and just a shake or two of ginger. I cooked it for a little longer and dotted more butter on it later, I didn't have it incorporated enough the first time around. Better luck next time!

3-4 large pears, peeled and thinly sliced
4 tablespoons salted butter, divided
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
a pinch of ginger
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Grease a small oven-safe dish – an 8×8″ square will work fine.

Layer the pear slices in the prepared dish. Dot the top with 1 tablespoon of the butter. Drizzle the honey over the top of the pears.

In a small bowl, combine the rest of the butter, the oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and ginger. Use a fork or a pastry blender to cut the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the pears. Finally, sprinkle the walnuts on top.

Bake for 15-18 minutes, until the topping is browned and the filling is bubbly. Serve warm with whipped cream, ice cream, or frozen yogurt.

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