Pear Crisp with Star Anise
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Star anise is a star-shaped, dark brown pod. It lends wonderful flavor to baked goods thanks to its strong flavor. A little bit goes a long way.
raw Bartlett pear(s)5 medium, or Anjou, cored, cut in 1/4-inch-thick slices
dark brown sugar¼ cup(s), divided
fresh lemon juice½ Tbsp
brandy¼ fl oz, regular or pear variety (1/2 Tbsp)
uncooked old fashioned oats¼ cup(s)
all-purpose flour2 Tbsp
star anise½ tsp, finely ground
ground cinnamon½ tsp
table salt¼ tsp
unsalted butter1 Tbsp, melted
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Place pears in an 8 X 8-inch rectangular baking dish; sprinkle with 2 tsp sugar. Drizzle lemon juice and brandy over top; gently toss to coat and arrange pear slices in an even layer.
- Combine oats, remaining 3 Tbsp plus 1 tsp sugar, flour, star anise, cinnamon and salt in bowl of a food processor; pulse a few times to blend. Add butter; pulse a few times until you have a crumbly mixture and then scatter evenly over pears.
- Bake until pears are tender and top is golden and bubbling, 45 minutes. Serve warm.
- Serving size: 1/8 of pan