With an abundance of pears between us lately, Mama and I have been preserving and cooking up a storm! I hope you have had a chance to try my Chewy Pear Bars that I posted earlier this week because those have become a definite favorite across the board between my family, my parents, and my grandparents. Today I’m bringing you Mama’s Pear Crisp, which has been another big hit. The great thing about this recipe is that it is REALLY BIG on fruit and has just the right touch of crumbly brown sugar topping to set it off. This crisp isn’t overly sweet, but just right.
If you don’t have pears, apples will work as well.
I’ll spare you a long winded story today because I have to get this post up and then get to cleaning out closets! I’m so excited. For the first time in our lives together, my husband and I are about to have nice floors in our house. We’ve always had really bad floors, no matter where we lived. Well this morning we made a deposit on new flooring. It will be installed in about two weeks or so. We’re not doing the whole house just yet, but the living room, kitchen, and hallways are about to be transformed! We’ve dreamed of doing this for so long that I’m still holding my breath thinking it may not happen – but I’ve paid for it so it will happen, right? ~exhales~ I’ll keep you posted and you know I’ll have to share pictures! We bought home a sample over the weekend and my daughter had a grand time “sock skating” on it. I told her the whole living room will be a sock skating rink soon. I can just see the start of the Jordan Family Olympics….
Okay, so let’s make some Pear Crisp!
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You’ll need: Cinnamon, Pears, Butter, Quick Oats, Brown Sugar, and a little bit of All Purpose Flour and White Sugar.
This recipe calls for a lot of pears, about 8 cups peeled and chopped, so just get however many you have and plan on having enough to fill up the dish once you’re done prepping them.
And by “Prepping” I mean peeling and dicing, not making them wear izod.
Spray an 8×8 pan with cooking spray.
Peel and dice all of your pears and place in your 8×8 dish.
This isn’t the full eight cups the recipe called for but it was the number of pears I had out and at this point I already had a blister from my paring knife because I’d peeled so many over the past week, so I got all of these done and decided that was good enough. I could have peeled and chopped two or three more, but I could also ride down into the Grand Canyon on a donkey’s back or learn to yodel. One of those three things seems a lot more fun and I’m not saying which one but it doesn’t have to do with donkeys or pears.
Sprinkle your flour, sugar, and cinnamon over the pears in your baking dish.
Stir them up until well coated.
Now, as our pears release their juices while the bake, those juices will be automatically thickened, lightly sweetened, and perfectly spiced. 🙂
Isn’t Mama smart?
In a medium bowl place your oats, brown sugar (light or dark, whatever you have), cinnamon, and butter.
Cut that together with a long tined fork until it looks something like this.
Sprinkle that over your pears.
Bake at 375 for 40-45 minutes.
Serve hot on it’s own, drizzled with caramel, or topped with ice cream 🙂
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- 8 cups sliced, peeled pears (about 8-10 medium sized pears)
- 2 Tablespoons Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons All Purpose Flour
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup quick cooking oats
- ⅓ cup brown sugar (dark or light, I prefer dark)
- ¼ cup softened butter
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Spray an 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray. Peel and dice pears and place in dish. Place white sugar, flour, and ½ teaspoon cinnamon on top of pears and stir until well coated.
- In medium bowl place oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter. Cut together with a long tined fork until well blended and crumbly. Sprinkle over top of pears.
- Bake at 375 for 40-45 minutes. Serve hot on it's own, drizzled with caramel, or topped with vanilla ice cream.