Stuffed Pear Crisp
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
4 tablespoons cold butter, cut in cubes
1/4 cup oats
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
4 pears, halved and seeds removed with melon baller
caramel and ice cream for serving
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a small bowl, combine the flour and sugar. Using a pastry cutter, fork, two knifes, or your fingers, cut the butter into the flour mixture until you have coarse crumbs. This can also be completed in the bowl of a food processor. Add the oats, pecan, and cinnamon, and stir. Pinch the crumbs together so you have large chunks. Scoop the topping into the pears, and arrange in a baking dish. Bake for about 35 minutes or until the crisp topping is golden, and the pears are tender when pierced with a toothpick.
Serve while warm with ice cream and a drizzle of caramel, if desired.