Pear Oat And Walnut Crisp

bartlett pears
Based on a recipe from Epicurious; this is the best tasting crisp recipe we've tried.  We like to use pears but you could easily substitute apples or other fruits. 
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  • Serves 4


  • Fruit:
    • 2 medium pears (about 18 ounces), peeled, cored, thinly sliced then cut width-wise
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon brandy
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Topping:
    • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
    • 1/2 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
    • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts


Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix first oats, brown sugar and flour in bowl. Add oil; mix with fork until coarse crumbs form.

Combine fruit in 8-inch-diameter glass pie dish. Sprinkle sugar, lemon juice and brandy. Sprinkle cinnamon over. Sprinkle with oat mixture then top with chopped walnuts.

Bake until fruit is tender and topping is golden brown, about 35 minutes. Cool 10 minutes.

For a healthful accompaniment serve with a scoop of frozen yogurt.  A less healthy but flavorful addition is to drizzle with fresh heavy cream.
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