I sorta feel like we're re-visiting fall during this January thaw. To go along with last night's butternut squash risotto, I made a pear crisp to use up some lingering fridge items. I mostly made dessert as an answer to a question my husband always asks about one-dish dinners: "what are we gonna eat with that?". He always wants to put it on bread, whatever it is.
I can't give you exact quantities, as I just threw in what I had: 2 different types of very ripe pears, the last few raw walnuts, half a lemon, less than a handful of hardening golden raisins, and a few teaspoons of maple syrup left in a small container... was it a wedding gift, maybe, from more than a year ago? Don't worry, my Vermonter friends, there is another big jug in the cupboard.
Here's the gist of it:
Pear Maple Walnut Crisp
(4 small ramekins)
2 Pears, peeled and cut into equal chunks
Topping: (referred to my apple craisin crisp but was lazy and omitted some things)
¼ C quick cook Oats
1 Tbsp margarine
1 Tbsp flour
2 Tbsp brown sugar
Chopped Walnuts (or in my case, I beat what was in the package with the bottom of a saucepan to crush them)
Combine filling in ramekins. Melt butter in a bowl for the topping, and mash all ingredients together. Sprinkle over ramekins. Bake at 350F for about 25 minutes - when pears are bubbling. Serve with vanilla ice cream.