18 September 2012

{food} favorite pear crisp

There are no words to describe this deliciousness. Ripe pears don't need very much sugar to be transformed into a delicious dessert. The pecans give crunch and flavor that will make your mouth smile.

Introducing...my favorite pear crisp.

Pear Crisp
inspired by the lovely Pioneer Woman

fruit filling:
7 or 8 medium bartlett pears, nice and ripe
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt

crumble topping:
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cups rolled oats
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup pecans, chopped
1 stick butter, melted or 1/2 cup Smart Balance

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel, core and chop up your pears into pretty small pieces. Place in your baking dish and sprinkle sugar and salt over them. Combine gently.

Combine topping ingredients, cutting in the butter until it looks crumbly. Cover the fruit with the topping. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until bubbly and golden.