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Homestead Pear Crisp

Yield 12 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)
A delicious way to use the bounty from a you-pick orchard, this dessert serves a crowd. Served with hot coffee or chai tea, it warms up a brisk fall evening.

Ingredients

  • Crisp:
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 peeled Bartlett pears, cored and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 5 pounds)
  • Cooking spray
  • Topping:
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (about 2 1/4 ounces)
  • 1 cup regular oats
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces

Nutrition Information

  • calories 251
  • caloriesfromfat 23 %
  • fat 6.5 g
  • satfat 3.7 g
  • monofat 1.7 g
  • polyfat 0.5 g
  • protein 2.3 g
  • carbohydrate 49.2 g
  • fiber 6.7 g
  • cholesterol 15 mg
  • iron 1.4 mg
  • sodium 96 mg
  • calcium 43 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. To prepare crisp, combine the first 6 ingredients in a large bowl; toss well. Spoon into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.

  3. To prepare topping, lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, oats, 1/3 cup sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a large bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle flour mixture over the pear mixture. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until topping is golden and fruit is tender. Serve warm.