A few weeks ago Joy the Baker shared these beautiful peach cobblers. She rocks when it comes to putting beautiful things on a plate. And she always has such great ideas!
Since I didn’t have peaches, and quite honestly, don’t like cooked peaches, I decided to make something different.
Henry’s had organic pears for $0.25 a pound. How could I resist? And while my kids love to eat pears fresh, it was a fun breakfast to doll them all up with a crumb top. Yum!
These are pretty simple. Nothing fancy. Turns out my kids would have preferred that I peel the pears first. I found the evidence in the bottom of the pan. They scooped up the pear and the good stuff and left the peel behind. I don’t know how they did that, actually. It was an amazing feat.
Let that be a lesson to you.
I used four pears and gave each a very generous topping of ginger-flavored crumbles. You may want to use more pears for a thinner crumble top.
Baked Pears with Ginger Crumble
- 4 pears peeled, halved, and cored
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 cup unbleached, all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- Preheat the oven to 375 °. Grease a large baking dish.
- Arrange the pears in the dish, flat sides up, and drizzle the pears with the lemon juice.
- In the bowl of a food processor, pulse together the flour, sugar, oats, butter, and ginger until coarse crumbs are formed.
- Spoon the topping over the pears, dividing the topping evenly.
- Bake for 45 minutes until the pears are tender and the topping is crisp. Serve hot or warm.
What a sweet fall breakfast or dessert!