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RECIPES

Comice Pear Crisp

Crisp Toppings:
1/2 cup walnuts or almonds
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 Tbsp brown sugar
2 Tbsp granulated sugar
1/8 tsp DLM Ground Cinnamon
pinch salt
6 Tbsp (3/4 stick) unsalted butter
Filling:
6 ripe Holiday Pears (about 2 pounds), peeled, cored, and cut in 1/2 inch dice
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp flour

Preheat the oven to 375º. Toast the nuts until fragrant, about 7 or 8 minutes, and chop them medium-fine. Combine the flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a mixing bowl. Cut the butter into small pieces. Work it into the flour mixture with your fingers until crumbly. Add the chopped nuts and mix well - the topping should hold together when squeezed. (The topping can be prepared up to a week ahead and refrigerated.)

Put the diced pears in a large mixing bowl. Add the sugar and taste; adjust if necessary. Sprinkle the flour over the pears and mix gently. Turn the mixture into an earthenware dish just large enough to hold the fruit, slightly mounded at the center. Spoon the topping over the pears, pressing down lightly. Place the dish on a baking sheet to catch any overflow and bake on the center rack of the oven for 40 to 50 minutes, until the topping is dark golden brown and the juices have thickened slightly. Serve warm with ice cream or Armagnac-flavored whipped cream.

Makes 4 to 6 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 to 50 minutes

Allergy Warning: Contains MilkContains WheatContains Other Nuts

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