Friday, September 23, 2011

Nourishing Ginger Pear Crisp

The breeze of the Autumn Equinox is blowing our way and to usher in the season I am having friends over to celebrate with Tea and a Ginger Pear Crisp! 

This is one of my favorite flavor combinations for this season. Crisp Pears, warming Spices and the surprise of Coconut Oil creates a flavor that will satisfy even the most discerning palate.

Ginger Pear Crisp

4 pounds ripe Bosc Pears (8 Pears)
2 tsp grated Orange Zest
2 Tbl freshly squeezed Orange Juice
1 Tbl Ginger Juice

1 tsp Vanilla
½ Cup Maple Syrup
¼ Cup Whole Wheat Pastry or Barley Flour
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
½ tsp Ground Nutmeg
¼ tsp of Sea Salt

Bosc Pears
1 ½ Cups Whole Wheat Pastry or Barley Flour 
1 Cup Rolled Oats 
1 Cup Chopped Pecans (optional) 
½ tsp Sea Salt
1 tsp Vanilla 
½ Cup Maple Syrup 
½ Cup Coconut Oil melted or oil of your choice 

Grated Ginger

For the topping:
Combine the Flour, Oatmeal, Pecans, Maple Syrup, Vanilla and melted Coconut Oil in a bowl, whisk together until the mixture is in large crumbs and use your hands if necessary
Sprinkle evenly over the fruit, covering the fruit completely

Crumble Topping

Peel, core, and cut the Pears into Length wise slices.
Place in a large bowl and add the Orange Zest, Orange and Ginger Juice, Vanilla, Maple Syrup, Flour, Cinnamon, and Nutmeg.
Toss together gently and pour into a 9 by 12 by 2-inch oval baking dish.
Place the baking dish on a sheet pan cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes
Unwrap and bake for an additional 20 minutes until the top is golden and the fruit is bubbly

Serve warm

Enjoy the transition into this colorful season of Autumn and let us be grateful for our Abundance!

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