– very similar to the Apple Crisp recipe, but with different spices that enhance the pears.
6 fresh ripe pears
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ cup brown sugar
¾ cup quick-cooking oats
½ cup melted butter or butter substitute
¼ cup whole wheat flour (or whole wheat pastry flour)
½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger)
¼ teaspoon nutmeg to dust on top
Pare, cut in half, core, and then dice pears. Place in a shallow baking dish and sprinkle with lemon juice.
Combine the remaining ingredients and mix well. Spread over pears.
Bake at 375°F for 30 minutes or until pears are tender and the top is lightly browned. Serve warm plain, or with ice cream.