Celebrate the pear during the fall and holidays with this easy-to-make crumble/crisp like dessert.
Yield:16 servings 1x
2/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup sugar
1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
½ cup buttermilk (or regular milk)
6 ripe pears, cored and diced (about 4½ – 5 cups)
1/3 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into cubes
¾ cup boiling water
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large bowl, whisk together flours, ½ cup sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Add buttermilk and whisk until smooth (batter will be very thick.) Fold in pears and mix well. Spread batter into ungreased 9×13-inch baking dish.
In a heat-proof bowl, add brown sugar and butter. Pour water over top and stir until melted. Pour mixture over top of batter (do not mix.) Bake for 45 minutes.