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Delightful Pear Crisp

My pear tree o’erfloweth.  Well, technically, it is my parents’ pear tree, but I’m the one who takes care of it.

I decided to pick some pears yesterday for a friend of mine who is about to give birth to her 7th child.  I told her 12 year old daughter that a pear crisp would be an easy and delightful dish to make.

So delightful, in fact, that I decided to make my own, with a little something snappy.

delightful pear crisp

Delightful Pear Crisp

7 large pears (ours are Kiefer, a crisp kind of pear), peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4-inch slices
12 gf cinnamon disk candies, crushed

1 cup gf oats
1 cup brown rice flour
1/4 tsp xanthan gum
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
3/4 cup loosely packed brown sugar
6 TBS butter, melted

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Mix together oats, brown rice flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, and salt.  Add brown sugar and mix.  Add melted butter and mix thoroughly (by hand) to achieve a nice crumb texture.

3. Place pear slices into a microwave- and oven-safe baking dish (approximately 9×13) and sprinkle with crushed candies.  Microwave on high for 2 minutes (for crunchy pears) to 4 minutes (for softer pears).

4. Sprinkle crumb topping onto pears.

5. Bake for approximately 30 min.

6. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes.  Serve plain, or with ice cream or whipped cream.

The picture really does not do it justice.  The pears turn a really pretty pink from the candies.

This was a real big hit with my family.  Braden said we should make this on Christmas Eve, so that we can leave some out for Santa.  Andy promptly texted me to remind me that Santa will not be here on Christmas Eve, but at the fire station.

I could eat this all night.  I won’t…

Speaking of eating all night, did you all have a safe and happy Halloween?  We had a pretty good pre-Halloween trunk-or-treat at church.  I took my ladybug fairy, a pirate, and Obi Wan Kenobi.

Corice, the Ladybug Fairy

Pirate Carter

Obi Wan Braden