Maple Pear Crumble A La Mode3 pears (2 red, 1 Bartlett)
1 Tbsp Turbinado sugar (or granulated)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup flour
1/2 cup quick oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 1/2 Tbsp softened butter
1 tsp maple extract
Vanilla ice cream, or whipped cream
Caramel Sauce, optional
Preheat the oven to 350˚ F. In a mixing bowl or in an electric mixer combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, butter, and maple extract.
Mix until the ingredients are combined but still have a crumb like consistency.
Wash the pears. Peel the pears if desired (The skin can be a little tough. I left the skins on for color otherwise I would normally peel them). Quarter and core each pear then slice thinly.
Toss in a bowl with the 1 Tbsp sugar and cinnamon until coated.
Spray an 8" baker with non-stick cooking spray and transfer the pears to the pan.
Sprinkle the oatmeal crumbs onto the pears and lightly press down like a crust.
Bake for 35-45 minutes until the crust is a golden brown and the pears have made a syrup that is bubbly.
Remove from the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla (or your favorite) ice cream and drizzle with caramel sauce if desired.