Crumbles, crisps and cobblers are some of my favorite desserts. They are really tasty and they are so easy to make; just place the fruit and/or berries in a baking dish, top with a simple crust and bake. This time I decided to try a pear crumble with cranberries for some tartness. I decided to go with my favorite topping, a rolled oats and brown sugar topping. Of course, a scoop of vanilla ice cream is always a welcome addition.
4 cups pears (peeled, cored, sliced)
1 cup cranberries (fresh or frozen or dried soaked in warm water)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup flour
2/3 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup butter (melted)
1. Toss the pears and cranberries with the lemon juice, cinnamon and brown sugar.
2. Mix the flour, rolled oats, brown sugar and butter in a large bowl.
3. Place the pear and cranberry mixture into an 8x8 inch baking dish and pour the topping on.
4. Bake in a preheated 350F oven until it is bubbling and the top is golden brown, about 45 minutes.
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