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Pear-Berry Crisp with Lavender Topping

Yield 10 servings
Lavender lends a subtle floral note to this crisp and complements the berries and pears. Use either fresh or frozen berries. Lavender buds can be found in gourmet specialty stores.

Ingredients

  • Filling:
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 pounds pears, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 6 pears)
  • Cooking spray
  • Topping:
  • 1/2 cup regular oats
  • 1 teaspoon lavender buds
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chilled butter, cut into small pieces
  • 3 tablespoons honey

Nutrition Information

  • calories 235
  • caloriesfromfat 21 %
  • fat 5.5 g
  • satfat 2.9 g
  • monofat 1.4 g
  • polyfat 0.4 g
  • protein 2.4 g
  • carbohydrate 47.1 g
  • fiber 4.7 g
  • cholesterol 12 mg
  • iron 1.1 mg
  • sodium 164 mg
  • calcium 21 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375º.

  2. To prepare filling, combine the first 6 ingredients, tossing well. Spoon mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray.

  3. To prepare topping, place oats in a food processor, and pulse until coarsely ground. Add lavender buds, and pulse 8 times or until combined. Place oat mixture in a large bowl. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Add flour, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt to oat mixture; stir to combine. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add 3 tablespoons honey to oat mixture; stir just until moistened. Sprinkle topping over filling. Bake at 375º for 30 minutes or until golden and bubbly.