Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Just Dessert....



I'm sure you all have your favorite Pumpkin Pie recipe.  Me too.  This isn't it. 

This is a wonderfull recipe for a Pumpkin Crisp.  With pears.  And caramelized.  Very simple.  I guarantee that you and your holiday guests will be in favor of the substitution.  And you really don't have to eat it first...unless....


Pumpkin Crisp

2 large ripe pears, pealed, cored, and cut into 1/2  inch cubes
14 tbls. unsalted butter, cold
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tsps. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2  15 oz. cans pumpkin puree
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

In a nonstick skillet over med. heat, combine pears, 4 tbls. butter, maple syrup, vanilla, and spices and cook until pears are tender..10 minutes.  Add pumpkin and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.  Remove from heat.

Place the flour, brown sugar, and remaining butter in a bowl.  With your fingers, work the butter into the dry ingredients until large crumbs form.  Add the walnuts and combine well.

Heat oven to 375 deg. F.

In a 9 x 13 inch baking dish, spread the pumpkin-pear mixture evenly on the bottom.  Sprinkle the topping over it and bake until golden brown and bubbling about 40, 50 minutes.  Serve warm, or at room temperature, with whipped cream.  Serves about 8.

Thanks to realsimple.com


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13 comments:

Jingle Poetry said...

wow,
pumpkin crisp,
love it...
one of my favorite food items ever since i was a child.

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
Me too, just love the autumn desserts!

JamieDedes said...

I think I'll prepare this on Thursday when my son comes to visit. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Potluck!

Butternut Squash said...

I think that I will have to go on a sugar vacation before I can try this.
Yum.

Windsmoke. said...

I'm not a fan of pumpkin at any time but using pears instead sounds delicious and worth trying out.

Lyn said...

Hi Jamie-
You're welcome..this is definitely a good "son" treat!

Lyn said...

Hi Butternut....
A sugar vacation sounds swell...but maybe you don't quite mean that...worth the sacrifice!!

Lyn said...

Hi Windsmoke-
The good part about this recipe is that you can substitute anything for the bottom layer..I do, successfully...apples, berries, etc..and it's delish!!

Derrick said...

That topping sounds like we might call this a crumble, Lyn. Tasty by any name!

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
It is a crumble..but I call it a crisp...why????? Because my best recipe says crisp!!! Topping stays the same..

Jingle said...

thanks for linking up with potluck.

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/moods-are-like-dark-woods-4-potluck-week-10/

award/treats for you. smiles.

Jingle Poetry said...

letting you know that i clicked on your name lyn, the computer has trouble connecting to your entry,

Thus I redo or relinked your entry, now it is at #36, very quick to access to your post.

Thanks for the attention,
enjoy your potluck fun.
:)

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
Thanks so much for your help..my computer has been up to some tricks lately..that's life in bloggy land!!

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