Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Pear crisp

I don't ever make pie. I mostly just eat the middle of the pie anyway, and it just seems so much easier to make a crisp instead. And I have no proof, but it's probably healthier too. Last night I made a pear crisp -- it's pear season! (Thanks Len and Liz for the Harry & David pears!) It's super, super easy, and since it's homemade, it's fancy enough to serve guests.

Here's how:

Peel and thinly slice 4 medium ripe pears, and put in greased 8 x 8 baking dish.
Combine 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon allspice and 1/8 teaspoon ginger and sprinkle it over the pears.
Then combine 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats, 1/4 teaspoon baking powder, and 1/4 brown sugar, and cut in 1/4 cup cold butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over pears.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes and serve warm.

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