Pear Pistachio Crisp
I had pears, I had pistachios, and Epicurious provided the inspiration. Super delicious!! – enjoy!
~7 pears, peeled, cored and diced – I only peeled maybe half of them…I was in a hurry, we didn’t notice
1/2 t. cinnamon AND 2 T. brown sugar
juice from half of a small lemon
1 c. large flake oats AND 1/4 t. salt
1/2 c. EACH whole wheat flour AND brown sugar
1/2 c. cold, cubed butter + 2 T. butter to blob onto the fruit
Garnish – 1/2 c. + pistachios – I only had roasted so I threw them on at the end of baking
Preheat the oven to 350 and generously butter a baking dish – mine is larger than an 8 x 8 but probably not quite a 9 x 13…I don’t worry too much with fruit crisps.
In a large bowl, toss together the diced pears, cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, then squeeze in the lemon juice and combine again.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the oats, salt, flour and brown sugar then use a pastry cutter or your fingers to work the half cup of cold butter into the mix until the butter bits are pea-sized. If you have raw pistachios, you can mix them in here if you’d like.
Scrape the pears into your prepared baking dish, cut the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter into small pieces across the top, then evenly cover all with the topping mix and bake for 40 to 45 minutes until golden and bubbling. As I mentioned, I added the pistachios when it came out of the oven…don’t limit yourself, the pistachios in this are really terrific. Serve in big bowls with some cream – or anything else that you can think of!