Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Cook's Illustrated's Pear Crisp

Our boys love pears, so we decided to make pear crisp.  I found this recipe in my new cookbook from Cook's Illustrated, The Baking Book, and we really enjoyed this.  Each serving was 199 calories, and the boys gave it a perfect 10, while I gave it a 9, because although it was a great crisp, I don't love pears.  Here's what to do:

1/2 c oats
1/2 c pecans
1/2 c flour
1/4 c brown sugar
2 T sugar
1/4 t cinnamon
1/8 t nutmeg
1/8 t salt
6 T unsalted butter, melted and cooled

2 T sugar
2 t lemon juice
1 t cornstarch
pinch of salt
3 lbs pears, peeled, cored, and cut into bite-size pieces

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil.
In a food processor, pulse the nuts, oats, flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt until nuts are finely ground.  Drizzle the melted butter over the mixture and pulse a few seconds, then set aside.
Whisk sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch and salt together in a bow.  Toss the pears with the mixture and place on the cookie sheet.  Crumble the nut/oat topping over the pears and bake for 30 minutes, rotating the crisp halfway through cooking.  Let cool slightly and serve.

1 comment:

  1. It sounds just like apple crisp from the list of ingredients. does it taste as good? Love mom