Hey, it's officially Fall!! For me, that means it's time to break out the decorations, and start making all things pumpkin-spice...or at least, spicy.
Last week, I got a big box of pears, and they were beauties!
Sometimes I forget how much I love pears, until I
Years ago, when my son was little, he had some kind of virus, and had terrible sores in his mouth. I called the doctor and he told me that it was a tummy virus, and that pear juice was really good for the tummy. It was in August, and pears were just coming on...they were a life saver, and helped clear up the sores in his mouth. I'm not sure why, probably because they are a mild fruit and don't have a lot of acid in them, but they did the trick!
I canned most of the pears, about 14 quarts, and froze about 2 gallons to use later. Of course I left some out to eat fresh... ;0)
Today, I'm going to make, Brown Butter Pear Crisp, doesn't that sound delicious?! The recipe if from Life Made Simple - here's the recipe!
photograph from, Life Made Simple
Browned Butter Pear Crisp
6 Bosc or Bartlett pears, cored and cut into 1/4" slices
1 Tbl. lemon juice
1/4 c. granulated sugar
1 1/2 Tbl. corn starch
1 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ground cardamom (optional)
1/3 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. old fashioned oats
1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
4 Tbl (1/2 stick) butter
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Set aside an 8x8 square baking dish or a medium size gratin dish. IN a large mixing bowl, toss the pears in the lemon juice. In a small mixing bowl whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and cardamom. Sprinkle over the pears and toss to coat, pour into the baking dish. In a medium size mixing bowl whisk together the flour, oats, brown sugar, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon; set aside.
In a small saucepan set over medium heat, add the butter. Heart until the butter foams then begins to brown and become speckled ( about 3-5 minutes), whisking every so often. Pour into the bowl with the topping ingredients and mix until crumbles form. Sprinkle over the filling. Place in the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes or until pears are tender and topping is golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool 20 minutes, serve warm.
Have a wonderful week-end...be safe~
** I made the pear crisp and it was amazing...its a keeper!
Hugs and Love,