Several years ago my wife was walking around our five acres and discovered three pear trees covered with fruit. We ended up with a couple of bushels of pears. While I enjoy eating them, I don't like them that much.
My wife made a lot of delicious things from the pears, including a pear sauce she uses in some of her vegan dinners. She also made pear crisp, which helped me to get over my resistance to eating so many of them. It's a sneaky way to get the family to eat fruits and grains.
- 4 large pears
- 1/2 cup raw cane sugar
- 1/8 tsp table salt
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup steel-cut or regular oats
- 1/4 cup raw cane sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- Peel, remove the core, and slice the pears into 1/4 inch pieces.
- Combine the pears and the rest of the filling ingredients in a large bowl. For a little extra juice, place in refrigerator for four hours.
- When the filling is finished, stage a middle rack and a top rack in the oven and preheat to 350 degrees.
- Melt the stick of butter in a large bowl.
- Add in the rest of the topping ingredients, stirring until well mixed.
- Add the filling to an 8-inch square pan or Pyrex baking dish.
- Add the topping evenly over the fruit.
- Bake on the middle rack for 30 minutes.
- Move to top rack for ten minutes until the topping is slightly crispy.
Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream. I would recommend vanilla bean. Enjoy! I know I do.