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Pear Vanilla Crisp

October 04, 2018

Pear Vanilla Crisp

For the topping

1/2 cup oats

1/4 cup sunflower seeds

1/4 shredded unsweetened coconut

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup flour

7 teaspoons butter, cut into bits

1/2 teaspoon salt

pinch of cloves.

For the fruit

3 cups sliced seckel pears

3″ segment of vanilla bean

zest and juice of 1 lime

2 tablespoons flour

2 tablespoons sugar

pinch of cloves

pinch of salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a small, roughly 8 x 10″ baking dish.

Combine the oats, sunflower seeds, coconut, sugar, flour, salt and cloves in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until ingredients are crumbly. Cut in the butter with a few short pulses.

In a small bowl toss the pears with the zest and juice, flour, sugar, cloves and salt. Then arrange fruit in a small in the buttered baking dish. Smooth the topping over the fruit evenly.

Bake for 45 minutes, or until it is quite bubbly and golden brown on top. Cool for 45 minutes and serve as is, or with a dollop of whipped cream.




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