I don't know if I've ever shared this before,
but when we bought our home some 13 years ago,
we were lucky to have inherited a small and very old pear tree.
Now I don't know exactly how old this tree might be,
(our home was built in 1933)
but with every thunderstorm or snowstorm,
I watch from my window, holding my breath,
hoping that the storm doesn't finish this
small tree off once and for all.
Half of the tree did break off once in a storm,
but it still continues to grow despite that.
Here is our tree, just a few weeks ago, after we harvested the pears.
This little cutie gave us a full harvest of pears this year. You can still
see a few left up top. These pears were so juicy, I'm telling you,
I could barely cut them up for the recipe below. They were slipping and
sliding through my fingers.
Ready for the recipe?
This recipe comes from The Pioneer Woman.
4-5 whole large pears (Bosc work well, although mine weren't Bosc)
2/3 cup sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
1 ½ cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup pecans, very finely chopped
1 stick butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350°. Peel, core and dice pears. Place in a bowl and stir together with 2/3 cups sugar and ¼ 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 along until all is combined.
Pour pears into a buttered baking dish, top with crumb topping.
Bake at 350° 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.
Oh it is soooo good!
I hope you'll give it a try.
What are you planning to bake for Fall?