To prepare topping, place cookies in a food processor; pulse 10 times or until coarse crumbs form to measure 1/2 cup. Combine cookie crumbs, sugars, and flour in a medium bowl; cut in the butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture is crumbly.
To prepare filling, combine apple and remaining ingredients in a large bowl; toss well. Spoon apple mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish or a 1 1/2-quart casserole. Sprinkle with topping. Bake at 375° for 45 minutes or until bubbly.
The name is accurate: make this only if you like assertive flavors, which we do. Made to recipe (with dates) but had to bake 25 minutes longer til the pears were tender -- you may want to use all-apple. Very good, loved the gingersnap crumbs. Served for dessert following CL's pork with pomegranate pan sauce.
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