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Gingered Pear Crisp

Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke
Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)
Choose the ripest Bartlett pears you can find, because their soft, juicy texture and sweet flavor make a big difference in this dessert.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups (1/2-inch-thick) chopped peeled Bartlett pears (about 4 pears)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup regular oats
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans

Nutrition Information

  • calories 272
  • caloriesfromfat 31 %
  • fat 9.5 g
  • satfat 3.8 g
  • monofat 3.1 g
  • polyfat 1.2 g
  • protein 2.8 g
  • carbohydrate 48 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 15 mg
  • iron 0.9 mg
  • sodium 112 mg
  • calcium 32 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.

  2. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring to combine. Add pears; toss gently to coat. Spoon pear mixture into a shallow 2-quart baking dish lightly coated with cooking spray.

  3. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal, and stir in nuts. Sprinkle flour mixture over pear mixture.

  4. Bake at 375° for 35 minutes or until topping is lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack 10 minutes.