Friday, September 04, 2009


pears from the farmers market

I know, I know. This recipe is just a variation of the last one I posted. I’m fully aware. So let me start at the beginning.

It began Wednesday, at the farmers market. A man had these gorgeous pears, grown in his backyard. I bought some from him, ideas swirling my head. Pear tart? Pear, Caramelized Onion and Gorgonzola Galette? Poached Pears?

So many ideas, how was I going to choose?

This morning, I walked outside and it was 60 degrees with a light breeze, suddenly, all I wanted was cinnamon. And maybe some honey, definitely something homey.

“No, I can’t do another crisp, I just did that!” I told myself. But I couldn’t help myself. I’d seen this the day before on Tastespotting.

So I’m not going to call it crisp, nope. I’m just going to call it Delightful Baked Pears and not feel an ounce of guilt for posting the same recipe twice. (okay, not exactly the same, but close!)

These are good. Very, very good. And everyone loves individual desserts, right? Plus, you can throw them together in no time flat, but they are classy enough to be served at a dinner party.

Delightful Baked Pears
adapted from here.

2 pears (cut lengthwise and core removed)

¼ cup plain flour
¼ cup rolled oats
⅛ cup unrefined brown sugar
⅛ cup unsalted butter, cubed at room temperature
¼ cup slivered almonds
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat your oven to 350F. Place the flour and brown sugar in a large bowl and mix it together. Taking a few cubes of butter at a time rub into the flour mixture, keep rubbing until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the oats, almonds and cinnamon.
Cut the pears in half lengthwise and remove the core with a spoon. You’ll make a small well in the fruit enough to add the crumble. Spoon the crumble mixture into the well. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes until the crumble is browned.

Serve warm, drizzled with honey.


  1. Next time I get my hands on some pears, I know EXACTLY what I'm making. This looks fantastic, Hannah.

  2. I'm a fan of crumbles and crisps, but have never actually tried baking the crumble IN a fruit before! I'm definitely giving this one a go :)

  3. I'm in love with this recipe. Very original and impressive!

  4. Wow, I don't even *like* fruit crisps or crumbles, but this looks fantastic!

    Pears are my all time favorite fruit.

  5. I hadn't seen the original recipe, but I'm sure to try yours after I get my hands on some pears! A great weeknight treat.



  6. Oh how lovely!!! This looks so good, and hunnie it is always, always wonderful to see different variations of things..even if they are close :) I love this idea! Cant wait to make it myself! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  7. u take beautiful pictures. these stuffed pears look very tasty! :)

  8. Awesome photos and those pears look really delicious. So simple yet irresistible.

  9. I want to try these this week! I bet they would be good with ice cream too :)

  10. Hannah - i just got home and rushed to open my waiting package and they are gorgeous...unbelievable...better in person. i'm not just being nice - they look amazing and i almost wish i had ordered them in 8x10 - but alas, no wall space - tiny house. and then today, i get on your blog and see the top picture of the pears...and want it as well. do you think people would think it odd if i had framed pictures of food all over my house?...anyhoo - thank you so much. i love them. you really do have an amazing eye. bb

  11. I have two pears in my fridge that need some love. Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. I need to use some pears, this looks great!

  13. I'm totally okay with it whatever you want as it looks amazing!

  14. This is gorgeous and your pictures are absolutely lovely. Awwww.....

  15. Love that first photo of the pears. You are really talented in both baking and photography! Great job!

  16. Yum! These look delish. I know exactly what I'm going to do after this week's farmers market. Gorgeous pictures, too!

  17. If I can get my hands on some pears... I will make this simply because its pretty... the amazing taste will be a bonus. Beautiful!

  18. I made this the other day but with apples because that's all I had!

    I can't wait to try it with pears though!

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