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This is one of my favorite desserts of all time. Pear crisp is really simple to make, although it does take some time to peel and slice the pears. Totally worth it when you taste each delicious bite.
Warm pear filling with crunchy, buttery sweet topping, it doesn't get much better than this. Unless of course you add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or some fresh whipped cream.
I love cooking with pears, especially when it's cold outside and warm desserts are the most comforting. This pear crisp will be the hit of your Christmas festivities, but make sure you get some before it's all gone. I made this pear crisp several times this fall for potlucks and the pan was emptied each time.
4 pounds pears
1 tsp. dried orange peel (sold in spices) or some zest of a fresh orange
2 tablespoons orange juice or apple juice
Juice and zest of a lime
1/2 cup granulated sugar*
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
For the topping:
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar*
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 pound cold butter, cubed (2 sticks)
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9 X 14 by 2-inch oval baking dish. (A 9 X 13 rectangular baking dish will work just fine too.)
2. Peel, core, and slice the pears. Combine the pears with the zests, juices, sugar, and cinnamon. Pour into your buttered baking dish.
3. To make the topping, combine the flour, sugars, salt, oatmeal, and cold butter in a large bowl. Use a pastry blender or two butter knives to cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle evenly over the pears.
4. Bake for about an hour or until the filling bubbles and the crisp topping is golden brown.
*I usually substitute coconut sugar for some of the granulated sugar.
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Hi, I'm Faith, a former Family and Consumer Science teacher turned food blogger. I love God, my family, and food. You can usually find me in the kitchen preparing family friendly, homemade recipes and taking lots of pictures.
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