We’ve run out of our own frozen and bottled fruit from summer, so when I found a tin of pears in the cupboard yesterday I immediately decided we needed dessert.
Commercial tinned pears can be overly sweet, so I ‘pimped’ my usual crisp recipe to enhance them. The result was truly spectacular.
First, I tossed the pears into a shallow baking dish and squeezed an entire lemon over the top of them.
Then I made the topping. I mixed:
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
scant 1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp each cloves and nutmeg
Into this mixture I cut 1/4 cup of cold butter
Then I mixed in 1/2 cup of finely chopped walnuts.
I spread the topping over the fruit and baked it for 30 minutes at 190ºC (375ºF).
I served it warm with a dollop of unsweetened yogurt and a dollop of lemon curd (which ended up looking like a fried egg…).
The sour lemon and yogurt and the bitter walnuts beautifully balanced the sweet pears.
Tinned pears never tasted so good!