Gingered Pear CrispHere’s a delicious variation on a classic apple crisp. The spark provided by the ginger…
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.
For topping, in a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, almonds, vanilla wafers, ginger, cinnamon and salt.
Cut in butter until crumbly.
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.