I was never a big pear fan. I'd eaten pears in fruit salads, mainly. And if I were the one making the fruit salad, they would've "accidentally" been left out. I was never one to eat a pear for pear's sake.
(Thinking about all those fruit salads, I honestly don't know if I had ever had a fresh pear until now...which may explain my dislike for them.)
So, last week I decided to give them a chance. There's only so many fruits that are available fresh during the winter and most of them are citrus fruits. I love my oranges and tangerines, but at some point, you just need something different.
To kick off pear week I made an pear cobbler. The recipe I'd found turned out to be an awful one with a really bad topping, but it was the pear part (believe it or not) that I enjoyed.
So, weirdly inspired by a terrible pear cobbler recipe, I tried my hand at creating a pear recipe I would actually enjoy. This is what I came up with...
Warm Pear Crisp
- 2 pears (I used red)
- 1/4 c brown sugar
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 2 small handfuls of rolled oats