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Pear Crumble

Yield 6 to 8 servings


  • 1 1/2 cups gingersnap cookie crumbs
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 medium pears, peeled, cored, and cubed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Vanilla ice cream

How to Make It

  1. Combine cookie crumbs and butter in a small mixing bowl; mix well. Press half of mixture into bottom of a lightly greased 8-inch square baking dish; reserve remaining mixture, and set aside.

  2. Combine 2 cups sugar, water, and salt in a medium saucepan; cook until sugar dissolves. Add pears; cook over medium heat 15 minutes or just until pears are tender.

  3. Remove saucepan from heat, and drain, reserving 1/4 cup syrup. Place pears in prepared dish; pour lemon juice and reserved syrup over top. Combine brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg; sprinkle over pears. Top with remaining cookie crumb mixture.

  4. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Spoon into individual serving dishes, and serve warm with ice cream.

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