Thursday, November 14, 2013

Maple Pear Crumble A La Mode

I look forward to participating with a few group link party challenges every month.  Today I am blogging with Miss Sheryl from The Lady Behind the Curtain does a great job choosing fabulous ingredients every month to get those gears going to create a fabulous dessert with her Behind the Curtain Dessert Challenge! Who could say no to that?  I sure can't!  This month the ingredients were Pears and Maple, two amazing fall flavors that I couldn't wait to work with.  I made a twist on a family favorite with this recipe.  I hope you like it too :)

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Maple Pear Crumble A La Mode

3 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.

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