Ginger Pear Crisp

Fruit crisps are always a welcome treat, but the combination of pears with ginger is a delicious fall twist on the usual berry or stone fruit crisps of summer, and the ubiquitous apple crisps that usher in the cool weather.

Serving size

½ cup

Makes

12

Prep time: 15min
Cook time: 30min
Total: 45min

Ingredients

4 ripe bartlett or anjou pears

2 tablespoons sugar

2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated

½ cup raisins

⅓ cup all-purpose flour

⅓ cup rolled oats, uncooked

¼ cup dark or light brown sugar

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

A pinch of nutmeg

A pinch of salt

1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, melted

Nutrition Info

Makes: 12  Serving size: ½ cup

Calories

166

Fat

5 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Cholesterol

19 mg

Carbohydrates

23 g

Sugar

13 g

Fiber

3 g

Protein

2 g

Sodium

3 g

Calcium

17 mg

Phosphorus

41 mg

Potassium

135 mg

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Peel, core and thickly slice the pears.
  3. Toss the pears with the sugar, ginger and raisins in a medium mixing bowl.
  4. Empty the bowl into a deep, buttered 2-quart baking dish. The fruit should be at least 2½-inches deep in the pan; add more fruit, if necessary.
  5. Stir together the flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a mixing bowl. Drizzle in the melted butter. Toss the ingredients with a fork to blend. (Do not over mix, keep it crumbly.)
  6. Sprinkle the topping over the pears and pat down gently.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes or until pears are tender and the topping is browned. Serve warm.
Recipe contributed by FamilyCook Productions

If you find it difficult to peel the ginger with a vegetable peeler, scrape away the skin with edge of a teaspoon. It will scrape off easily!