Pear Crisp

Every year when Fall gets near and football season comes around I start having cravings for Pear Crisp. The first year we lived in our house we discovered that we had a pear tree in the yard. When they ripened up we had more pears than we knew what to do with so I had to look for creative ways to use them up. This pear crisp recipe has become my favorite way to use up all those pears and I’m not sure I can get through Fall without it!

Yummy Pear Crisp

8-10 large pears, sliced
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Heat oven to 375ºF. Grease bottom and sides of 9×13 baking dish with shortening.
Spread pears in pan.  Spread 1/2 cup sugar over pears and sprinkle with cinnamon.  (I usually add just a little water to pan as well to keep pears from burning).  Bake for about 20 minutes to soften pears.

In medium bowl, stir remaining ingredients until well mixed; sprinkle over pears.  Bake about 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown and pears are tender when pierced with a fork.

Serve warm with ice cream on top.

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