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Gingersnap-Walnut Pear Crisp Recipe

Oh, poor pear crisp — apples and summer berries take all the crisp centerstage and you’re in the shadows all the time. Well, we just want you to know that we know. We know that, made right with just cooked pears, a crisp, toasty topping, and lots of warm spices –you’re the best crisp of them all. We honor you today with this Gingersnap-Walnut Pear Crisp recipe.

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Gingersnap-Walnut Pear Crisp Recipe

Gingersnap-Walnut Pear Crisp Recipe

Oh, poor pear crisp -- apples and summer berries take all the crisp centerstage and you're in the shadows all the time. Well, we just want you to know that we know. We know that, made right with just cooked pears, a crisp, toasty topping, and lots of warm spices --you're the best crisp of them all. We honor you today with this Gingersnap-Walnut Pear Crisp recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 345 kcal

Ingredients
  

For The Crisp Filling:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into small dice plus more for coating the dish
  • 2 1/2 pounds ripe pears (about 6)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

For The Streusel:

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter cut into small dice
  • 3/4 cup gingersnap crumbs (from about 10 gingersnap cookies)
  • 1/2 cup walnut halves finely chopped

Instructions
 

  • Prepare The Dish: Heat oven to 400°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Coat an 8-by-8-inch (or other 3 quart) baking dish with the extra butter and set aside.
  • Prepare The Filling: Cut the pears in half, core them, then cut them into 3/4-inch dice. Combine pears with the lemon juice in a large, nonreactive bowl and toss to coat.
    Sprinkle with 1/4 cup of the flour, 1/3 cup of the brown sugar, and the salt and toss to coat. Turn the mixture into the prepared baking dish then scatter 2 tablespoons of the diced butter over the top.
  • Prepare The Streusel: Place the remaining 1/4 cup flour, 1/3 cup light brown sugar, and in a medium bowl, add the remaining 1/4 cup (1/2 stick or 4 tablespoons) butter, all the gingersnap crumbs, and the walnuts, and mix together until evenly mixed and the mixture clumps together when squeezed.
  • Bake The Crisp: Sprinkle the topping over the pears and bake until the pears are fork tender and the topping is browned, about 25 to 30 minutes. Let sit at least 20 minutes before serving.

PERSONAL NOTES

Nutrition

Serving: 1 servingCalories: 345kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 3gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 212mgPotassium: 271mgFiber: 6gSugar: 34gVitamin A: 302IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 2mg
Keyword easy fruit dessert, pear dessert
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