Pear Crisp with Orange and Walnuts

Pear Crisp with Orange and Walnuts

Pear Crisp with Orange and Walnuts

Yield: Serves 6


3 ea. pears, peeled, cored and cut into 1-in. pieces
1/4 cup orange juice
2 Tbsp. orange zest, grated
3 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 cup+2 Tbsp. flour
1/4 cup rolled oats
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/4 cup walnuts, lightly toasted and coarsely chopped
1/4 tsp. salt
2 1/2 Tbsp. butter, chilled, cut into 1-in. cubes
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2-3 Tbsp. milk or cream


Oven Temperature: 470-520 degrees

  1. Mix the orange juice and 1 Tbsp. of the zest and pour over pears in a mixing bowl. Sprinkle with 1 Tbsp. sugar and 11/2 Tbsp. flour and stir to mix.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the oats with the remaining 1/2-cup flour, 2 Tbsp. zest, 2 Tbsp. sugar, brown sugar, walnuts, and salt. Add the butter and vanilla and break up the mixture with your fingers until the butter is well incorporated. Add enough milk or cream to just lightly hold the mixture together.
  3. Pour the pear mixture into an 8x8-in. baking dish and crumble the topping evenly over the fruit.
  4. Flame Height: 2.6
  5. Tent the pan lightly with foil and bake just inside the doorway of the oven for about 20 minutes. Rotate the crisp 180 degrees and continue baking for another 10 minutes. Remove the foil, rotating 180 degrees again and continue baking until the fruit is bubbling and the topping is evenly browned.
  6. You may need to rotate it again to evenly brown the crisp on both sides.
  7. Let the crisp rest for 10 minutes before serving, to set it a bit.

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