Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Pear Crisp

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.  
 
 
Pear Crisp
 
4-5 whole large pears (Bosc work well, although mine weren't Bosc)
2/3 cup sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
 
Topping Ingredients:
 
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? 
 
 

18 comments:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

OH YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love apple crisp so def. gonna have to try this one, thanks G!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh...definitely trying this! I'd love to have all sorts of fruit trees. Maybe some berry bushes. Heck, throw in a vineyard! ;-)

XO,
Jane

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

This looks wonderful!
I am in a baking mood! I'm going to add this to my list!
Thanks and Happy Fall, Gina!
w/L

Maria Elena said...

Yum! What a wonderful recipe! Sounds delicious!

anangloinquebec said...

How lucky you are! I love pears used in recipes. They always seem like the forgotten fruit to me.

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Yum! So lovely you can go out to your yard and pick the fresh fruit right off the vine.

Teresa said...

This looks awesome.
We also had a very old one when we moved to this house 15 years ago but I was so misguided back then and we got her down... I wish I didn't... now, I don't even want to listen and go on planting.
The other day I remembered wanting a nut tree when I moved in and people saying "silly. (but thinking I was the nut one ahahahah) it will take 20 years to see it grown" while I was in the garden when I realised 15 years were already gone, and I'd have an almost grown up tree had I followed my want... needless to say I went out and bought one that exact day. I'll see it grow and if I don't, well someone will and enjoy the fruits.

Remember that quote:

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. ~Nelson Henderson

Seconded by sharing recipes that will travel world wide and make a tasty appearance on my Sunday Lunch Table. Thank you for sharing,
Teresa

PS - And thank you for the icecream tip as it is still too warm here so this is a perfect I-want-Autumn-but-enjoying-Summer recipe.

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Looks yummy! I haven't baked anything fallish yet, it's still hot here. I'm so ready for colder weather!

Gypsy Heart said...

Looks and sounds wonderful! I love pears and will definitely try this. Thanks for sharing!

xo
Pat

NanaDiana said...

What am I planning on baking for Fall? Well, a Pear Crisp, of course! lol I made a pumpkin bar the other day, too. xo Diana

Dawna Motz said...

Its been a rainy day here in Alberta, and definately feels like fall! I just took a pumpkin chocolate chip loaf out of the oven. May have to make a cuppa something and get a blog post done! Happy fall baking to you my friend. The pear crisp sounds delish!!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I'm in an apple mode right now but pears are a great idea. How wonderful to have your very own tree! That picture of the tree is perfection.

Ricki Treleaven said...

I haven't planned on baking anything yet, but I think I'll try this! How neat that you have your own pear tree. Thanks for posting the recipe!

Teresa said...

Gina,
Goimg to buy the ingredients... if you see this before I arrive there tell me "are the pecans an absolute must? or can I give it a skip and still tastes and looks great?"
Thank you,
Teresa

Diane said...

Gina - I do not know how I missed this post earlier, but I am so impressed with your pears! We lived in an old home with a beautiful pear tree once and never got a single ripe pear from it in the 10 years that we lived in that house! The squirrels always got to them first! Your recipe sounds so good and looks yummy!

Diane said...

Gina - I do not know how I missed this post earlier, but I am so impressed with your pears! We lived in an old home with a beautiful pear tree once and never got a single ripe pear from it in the 10 years that we lived in that house! The squirrels always got to them first! Your recipe sounds so good and looks yummy!

Ana said...

Yummo! I love apple crisp but have never heard of pear crisp before...and I love, love, love pears. Can't wait to give it a try.

❤️Ana

Leslie said...

This looks delicious! I've made lots from her cookbook ~ everything is so good.

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