Asian Pears? Apple-pears? Pearapples? Whatever you want to call them, I personally am not a huge fan. We've gotten so many through Bountiful Baskets, probably because they're cheap fruits. We find them to be watery or flavorless, and would never just go buy them on our own. I don't always find a use for them, and sometimes they're just left sitting there until they go bad - no matter how flavorless they are, I hate it when that happens!
So what was my solution this week when we were given 10? Make Asian Pear Crisp! Super easy, and they can actually have flavor with some added ingredients, baked, and served with ice cream! Even though it's still quite warm down here, making crisps has been a fun way to bring some tastes of autumn to our table.
My new Asian Pear Crisp recipe:
8-10 Asian Pears (mine were about the size of baseballs, pretty standard as far as I've seen with them)
⅔ cup sugar, divided
½ tsp salt
⅔ cup flour
⅔ cup rolled oats
⅓ cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 stick melted butter
Preheat oven to 350
Peal, core and dice the Asian Pears, add ⅓ cup of the sugar and salt. Mix together, and put in greased baking dish.
Mix the remaining dry ingredients together, add the butter, then pour over the pears mixture.
Bake for 35-40 minutes, serve warm with ice cream!
I made a large dish of it, hoping for it to last for a few days...but my husband enjoyed it a bit too much for that ;)