Monday, August 30, 2010

A Twist on an Old Favourite

I love the Fall!  I love the colours, the smells, the cooler weather.  But most of all, I love the Fall harvests.  Apples, Pears, Squash, Pumpkins, mmmm.

The kids and I went apple and pear picking on Friday morning.  While it's still early in the season for apples, one of my favourite varieties, Gingergold, were ready.  We picked a bag of the apples and a bag of Bartlett pears.

Since the twins aren't really keen on pears I knew I needed to do something with them or they'd go bad before I could eat them all.  So I decided to put a twist on an old favourite and try my hand at a Pear Crisp instead of the usual Apple Crisp I would make.

It smelled divine as it baked and it tasted delicious.  I want to share the recipe with all of you.  The only thing I will do differently next time is cut down on the brown sugar as it was REALLY sweet.

Pear Crisp

6 large pears
1 cup sugar
pinch of salt
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp nutmeg
2 sticks of butter
2 cups flour
2 cups brown sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.

Peel and cube pears.
Mix pears with sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and 2 TBSP of flour.

In a separate bowl, combine butter, remaining flour and brown sugar.  Mash until forms a crumbly blend.

Pour pear mixture into pan of your choice (I used a 9 x 13 cake pan).  Sprinkle crumble over the top.

Bake for 35-45 min.

1 comment:

  1. Nice recipe, Stephanie, thanks!

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