Maple- Ginger Pear Crisp

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Maple- Ginger Pear Crisp

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Prep Time: 25 min

Cook Time: 50 min


2 pounds firm-ripe pears (about 6 medium), peeled & cored
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger (peel, then grate)
pinch of salt

1/2 cup rolled oats, old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar, light or dark
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 2-quart baking dish (or individual ramekins).

2. In a large bowl, combine pears and lemon juice and toss well. Add maple syrup, grated ginger, and salt, and toss again to combine.

3. In another large bowl, whisk together oats, sugar, flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Slowly drizzle in butter and stir with a fork until mixture is crumbly and all the ingredients are incorporated. Keep mixture crumbly, breaking up any large crumbs with the fork or your fingers.

4. Spoon fruit into baking dish. Evenly sprinkle crumbs on top of fruit. Bake until fruit is bubbling and topping is browned, 50 to 55 minutes. Serve hot or warm.

Source: Real Food

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5 Responses to “Maple- Ginger Pear Crisp”

  1. 1

    maris — August 22, 2009 @ 4:20 PM

    This one is going on the list to make in the fall! I love just about anything maple.

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    MommaBlogger — November 30, 2009 @ 9:26 AM

    This looks good! Do you think I could substitute some apples for half of the pears? I only have 3 pears at the moment, and a few apples.

    Thanks :)

  3. 3

    Lori Lange — November 30, 2009 @ 9:29 AM

    MommaBlogger- Sure! I think that would work out just fine. Let me know what you think…

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    MommaBlogger — November 30, 2009 @ 10:43 AM

    Well my pears turned out to be rotten on the inside, so I had to go with all apples. It’s cooking now, and I’ll let you know how it turns out :)

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    MommaBlogger — November 30, 2009 @ 11:45 AM

    This tastes great with apples :) It was pretty liquidy though, so I suctioned out some of the extra juices so it wouldn’t get too mushy. The flavor is great though :) Thanks for the recipe :D