Baked Pears with Crumble Filling

2 Dec

Good for breakfast and brunch, but with a scoop of ice cream, could easily be dessert. Delicious. Also, super cheap and super easy.


  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice (if you can’t find it, use ground clove instead)
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted. If you’re allergic to nuts, substitute pecans with oats.
  • 3 Anjou pears, peeled and halved lengthwise
  • 1/3 cup apple juice or cider (yummier)
  • 2 tablespoons whiskey


Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius.

Combine flour, brown sugar, butter, honey, cinnamon, salt, and allspice in a bowl, and mix together. Stir in pecans. Set aside for a sec.

Use a spoon to scoop out the core of each pear half (to make room for the filling), and then (use the spoon) fill the pear halves with good size scoops of filling. Place pears filling side up on a lipped baking dish.

Whisk together cider and whiskey. Pour over pear halves. Cover the pan with foil, and bake for 30 minutes. Then uncover and bake for 5 more minutes. Serve warm and drizzle with the cider/whiskey/pear juice baking liquid. Seriously. Don’t waste it.

Variation: rum.


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