Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Pear Crisp

Something different for dessert is a Pear Crisp and it is as delicious as it's cousin the Apple Crisp.  I found this recipe in Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible.

5 large pears (about 2 3/4 lbs.), peeled, halved, cored, and cut into 1/2 inch thick slices
2 TBSP sugar
1/4 TSP ground cinnamon

2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 TSP round cinnamon
1/4 TSP salt
8 TBSP  (1 stick) cold butter, cut into small bits
1/2 cup sliced almonds  (I omitted)

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.  Grease a 9-inch square baking dish with butter, oil, or cooking spray.
  2. To prepare the filling: In a medium bowl, toss together the pears, sugar, and cinnamon. Place in the prepared baking dish.
  3. To make the topping: In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt.   Cut in the butter with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse meal.   Add the almonds and stir to combine.
Scatter the topping over the surface of the pears.  Bake until light golden brown and the pears have softened, 50 to 60 minutes.   Paula says she likes to serve a crisp while it is still warm.  
Serves 8 to 10

And of course you can top it with whip cream or ice cream!

I will link this to: 
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Friday Food at Mom Trends
Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum
What's It Wednesday   at Ivy and Elephants  
Thriving on Thursdays  at Domesblissity


Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your Pear Crisp looks so Yummy.. I hope you are have a wonderful week. see you today for your Linky party.

Unknown said...

Looks delish! I know you will not believe this, but I just went grocery shopping to get my Easter Dinner fixings! I bought pears to do a pear crisp!! I'm totally using your recipe! Thanks Happy Easter!

Lyndsay Wells said...

I want to step right into that picture and take a big bite!

Jalon Burton said...

YUMM-O This looks and 'sounds' fantastic! Thanks for sharing and enjoy the rest of your day. Jalon

Unknown said...

This looks so tasty. Wish I could have a dish right about now! And a cup of tea to go with it!

Sue said...

You know I've never done this but I make apple crisp often. I am going to have to try it this way...I wish I had it here right now!

Carol said...

This looks good - I think I might just have to fix this for Mountain Man! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs -
Carol @arewethereyet

Maria said...

Oh this pear crisp looks wonderful! Fruit crisps are my favorite, such a comforting dessert! Especially with some whipped cream or ice cream! Your blog looks great, I'm your newest follower! :o)

Teacup-In-The-Garden said...

Sounds good!

Donna Heber said...

Yum! Your pear crisp looks out of this world!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Looks absolutely wonderful - my mouth is watering!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Sherry, your Pear Crisp looks wonderful! My mother has always made it using canned pears so I do the same, but I do use fresh pears too and it turns out well. Thanks for sharing. Happy Easter!