Dessert Recipes

Gingered Pear Crisp

Gingered Pear CrispHere’s a delicious variation on a classic apple crisp. The spark provided by the ginger…

Gingered Pear Crisp

Gingered Pear Crisp


4 pounds pears, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1/2 cup pear nectar 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice TOPPING: 1 cup all-purpose flour 2/3 cup packed brown sugar 2/3 cup blanched almonds, toasted and chopped 3 tablespoons crushed vanilla wafers 4 teaspoons chopped crystallized ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup cold butter 1 pint caramel and vanilla ice cream


Place pears in a large bowl; sprinkle with cornstarch and toss to coat.

Combine the pear nectar, sugar and lemon juice; pour over pears and toss to coat.

Let stand for 15 minutes.

Transfer to a greased 11×7-in.

baking dish.

For topping, in a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, almonds, vanilla wafers, ginger, cinnamon and salt.

Cut in butter until crumbly.

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Sprinkle over pear mixture.

Bake at 375° for 50-60 minutes or until fruit is bubbly and topping is golden brown.

Serve warm with ice cream.

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