Monday, April 5, 2010

Pear-Cinnamon Crisp

I'm going to meet the Pioneer Woman (at a book signing) in 11 days and I'm SOOOOO excited!! In preparation for our meeting, I've been looking through her amazing recipes. We made this recipe with really ripe pears so it was more "liquidy" that I would have expected for a crisp. If the pears hadn't been so juicy, I don't think there would have been so much liquid.

Filling Ingredients:
4 whole (to 5) Large Pears (Bosc Work Well)
⅔ cups Sugar
¼ teaspoons Salt

Topping Ingredients:
1-½ cup All-purpose Flour
⅓ cups Sugar
⅓ cups Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
½ teaspoons Cinnamon
½ cups Pecans, Very Finely Chopped
1 stick Butter, Melted

Preparation Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Peel, core, and dice pears. Place into a bowl and stir together with 2/3 cup sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, and pecans. Stir together. Drizzle melted butter gradually, stirring with a fork as you go until all combined.
Pour pears into a baking dish; top with crumb topping.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Place pan on top rack of oven for an additional 10 minutes, or until topping is golden brown.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

3 comments:

The McFarlane Family said...

I just ordered my cookbook today. Woot! Woot!

Jackie said...

Hey Jessie,
I am going to go see Pioneer Woman too, I am super excited! But I feel like a crazy blog stalker. :)

The McFarlane Family said...

I'm nervous to meet her, I'm afraid I'll get so excited I'll shake, or cry. My cookbook arrived today! Yum!

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