This is an easy recipe. I love pears. This is a clean tasting dessert. It has just enough sweetness. It has half the carbs of a typical fruit crisp. This is my version of a Pear crisp. It has maple syrup, pecans and cinnamon. it is not overly sweet like some fruit crisps. It is absolutely delicious. Enjoy!
1Heat oven to 375 degree's. Butter a 9 inch baking dish. Set aside.
2Peel pears. Remove seeds. cut each pear in to 4 pieces length wise. Toss in lemon juice.
Place pears in buttered pan.
3Place pears in buttered pan.
In a sauce pan mix maple syrup, cinnamon,, 1 tsp orange zest, 2 TB butter. Heat until boiling while stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
Pour syrup over pears. Then set aside.
4Topping: In a food processor
Pulse topping ingredients until it becomes crumbly. It will resemble cookie dough.
5Crumble nut cinnamon mixture over pears. You may add more chopped nuts and orange zest at this point if desired.
Place in oven and bake 30-40 minutes, or until pears have softened and top is golden brown.
6Remove from oven. Serve alone, with vanilla ice cream. The juices with msple syrup are wonderful over ice cream.