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.
Cook time: 30min
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
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Peel, core and thickly slice the pears.
- Toss the pears with the sugar, ginger and raisins in a medium mixing bowl.
- 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.
- 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.)
- Sprinkle the topping over the pears and pat down gently.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until pears are tender and the topping is browned. Serve warm.