Ginger Pear Crisp Recipe

* 6 pears, peeled and sliced (I didn’t peel the pears; too much work, especially when the peel is actually quite good)
* 1 TBSP ground ginger
* 1/2 C. brown sugar
* 2 tsp ground cinnamon
* 2 TBSP butter, cut into bits

* 1/4 c. flour (we used freshly ground whole wheat)
* 3/4 c. oats
* 1/4 c. brown sugar
* 1/4 c. sugar
* 1 tsp ground cinnamon
* 6 TBSP butter

Toss first 5 ingredients in a bowl. Pour into a buttered baking dish.
Using a fork, combine the topping ingredients. Spread over pears. Bake at 350 degrees (fahrenheit) for 30 minutes, or until brown & bubbly.
The original recipe called for raisins to be mixed in with the pears; I think they’d prove an un-necessary distraction, but perhaps you feel differently.

Note: I happen to know that this is good becaus there was a whole pan left when I went to my grandparents’ this morning, and when I returned in the afternoon it was gone. Not a smidgen left. Very frustrating, and nothing left to do but bury myself in the solace of a big mug of chocolate milk.

Reposted at The Common Kitchen

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  1. Headmistress, zookeeper
    Posted September 7, 2005 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    It must have been fantastic. I didn’t have any, and Daddy was gone.

  2. coffeemamma
    Posted September 7, 2005 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    ooooo- I just happen to have a big basket of pears sitting on my kitchen counter! We’ll be trying this today!

  3. texasfriend
    Posted September 7, 2005 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    Oh, that is quite a tragedy, HG. But chocolate milk IS a good stand-in for those disapointing situations. I must keep in mind your recipe; we have jars and jars of canned pears from a couple years ago or so, when my aunt brought us several boxes from her house with its big pear trees. We had to get them canned in a very short span of time (a few days), since we were going out of town. But somehow, we just haven’t gotten them used up. I hope they’re still good… and my little brother has been wanting to make apple crisp the last few days…. Perfect timing!

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