Raspberry Pear Crisp
I loosely based this recipe on THIS ONE
4 to 6 firm pears, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces (6 cups)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 cups raspberries
1/3 cup plus 1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup (1 stick) melted butter
1/4 cup light-brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup rolled oats
Pinch of salt
Peel pears and slice into thin slices. Toss in lemon juice and pour into the bottom of a 13x9 baking dish. Add raspberries. Sprinkle 1/3 cup of sugar over fruit. Chill for at least 1 hr. (You don't have to do this but it makes the fruit extra gooey and delicious). In a small bowl whisk together the 1/4 cup sugar, flour, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon. Sprinkle over the fruit. Then sprinkled on the rolled oats. Next, pour the melted butter over the top, making sure to saturate as much of the flour mixture as possible. Bake at 400 for 30 minutes. While cooking, you can lightly press any dry flour bits into the fruit to make sure it all gets coated.
If you look closely you can see a few dry bits of flour. Just press down into the fruity gooey goodness and it becomes the "crumble".
Easy Pear Bread
I found this recipe HERE
3 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cans (15 ounces each) pear halves, chopped; or 2 cups fresh pears, peeled, cored and coarsely chopped
I added in chopped walnuts and then sprinkled rolled oats on top of the batter.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two 8.5 x 4.5 x 2.5-inch loaf pans.
In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, ginger, baking soda, and nutmeg and set aside.
In a separate mixing bowl using an electric mixer on high speed, beat together the sugar, oil, butter, and vanilla until well blended. Add eggs one at a time beating well with each addition. The mixture will begin to thicken and be a light lemon color.
Stir the mixture into the dry ingredients and stir just until moistened. Fold in the pears.
Spoon batter into prepared loaf pans. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool in pans for 10 minutes, then turn out loaves and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Wrap each loaf in foil and let stand overnight in a cool dry place before serving.
Y'all--this is so good and I loved that it was different from the regular breads you hear about! I made several small loaves so if you are lucky, you might be getting one! :)
Hope you enjoy!!