First wash the pears and blackberries, removing any stems and hulls from the berries. Set aside. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Either finely chop, or grind Nuts in a food processor.
Mix Nuts with Brown Sugar, Flour, Oats, Cinnamon and Salt in a medium bowl. Melt butter in the microwave or in a small saucepan, being careful not to burn. (30 second intervals in the microwave. In a saucepan turn on low heat, once it is about 2/3 melted turn the burner off and it should continue to melt the rest of the way)
Mix the pears, blackberries, sugar, cornstarch, and flour. Place in a 4 quart oven- proof baking dish.
Voila! All Done! About 15 minutes of prep time! Bake for 40 – 50 minutes until golden brown. Let cool on a wire rack. Best eaten warm, with or without ice cream. There you go Son, Your first easy recipe! Make it for your roommates!
Pear Blackberry Crisp
Delicious easy summer dessert!
- 2 large pears , about 4 c.
- 2 c . blackberries
- 1/3 c . sugar
- 1 Tbsp . cornstarch
- 1/2 c . flour
- 2 Tbsp . lemon juice
- For Topping
- 2/3 c . flour
- 1 c . chopped walnuts or pecans
- 1 c . oats
- 1/2 c . brown sugar
- 1 tsp . cinnamon
- Scant palmful salt
- 1/2 c . butter , melted
Preheat oven to 375F.
Melt butter in microwave, or in a small saucepan on very low. After butter is half melted, you can turn off pan and the rest should melt.
Chop nuts, either by hand or with a few pulses of a food processor.
Mix together flour, chopped nuts, oats, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
Wash and stem blackberries or raspberries. Let drain.
Measure the sugar, flour and cornstarch.
Cut pears to an appropriate thickness. If pears are very ripe, cut larger pieces. If pears are rare, cut small. I leave skins on because many of the nutrients and fiber reside in the skin. If you prefer them pealed, peal.
After the pears are cut, immediately stir in lemon juice, to prevent browning.
Mix together Berries, Pears and dry ingredients that were set aside. Mix well. Place into greased 4 quart baking dish.
Add melted butter to the topping ingredients and mix well. Top the fruit mixture. Bake at 375°F. for 40 to 50 minutes until fruit is fairly soft and topping is browned.
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Originally Published 9/29/2014