Sunday, October 7, 2007

Light, Warm & Yummy!

This is so quick & easy, makes me wanna bake every weeknight that I have some ripe fruit lying around. The recipe is from Simple Treats, the original recipe calls for apples & fresh cranberries. A variation could easily include pears & raisins.
Pear-Cranberry Crisp
1/8 cup barley flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tblspn cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 cup chopped walnuts
3/8 cup rolled oats
2 tblspn butter

1 tblspn lemon juice
1/8 cup brown sugar
1/2 tblspn cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg, grated
Dash cayenne pepper (optional)
1 tblspn arrowroot
2 medium semi-ripe pears, sliced
1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • Preheat oven 400F. Butter 6X9 glass pan & set aside.
  • Sift together topping & mix in walnuts & oats. Add butter & use dough cutter to combine into mixture to form coarse crumbs.
  • Combine filling & toss everything to combine & well-coated.
  • Spread mixture into prepared pan & cover with topping mixture.
  • Bake for 10 minutes & reduce heat to 350F.
  • Bake for additional 20 - 25 minutes or until topping is brown & filling is bubbling & pears are soft.
  • Serve warm, alone or topped with ice cream & finely chopped walnuts.

No comments: