Pear and golden raisin crisp

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
1¼ cup Allpurpose flour
1 tablespoon Sugar
½ cup Light brown sugar, packed
6 tablespoons Unsalted butter, cut into
½ Inch cubes
¾ cup Sliced unpeeled almonds
½ teaspoon Ground cinnamon
¾ cup Sugar
2½ tablespoon Tapioca
6 mediums Ripe pears (about 3 pounds),
1 cup Golden raisins
Crema, for serving (recipe
Below) (optional)

In a large mixing bowl, cut together the topping ingredients with 2 knives until they are well combined and crumbly. Be sure the butter is evenly distributed in the mixture. If desired, freeze for up to 3 months, or use immediately.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In another large mixing bowl, combine the sugar and the tapioca and toss until evenly mixed. Add the pears and toss until they are evenly coated with the mixture. Mix in the raisins. Turn the fruit mixture into a 10 x 2 inch deep round baking dish, preferably glass. Sprinkle the crumb mixture evenly over the top and bake the crisp for 15 minutes, then turn the oven down to 375 degrees. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes more, or until the topping is golden. Cool on a rack for 10 minutes, then serve warm accompanied by a dollop of Crema, if desired.

Yield: 8 servings


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