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Roasted Pears with Oatmeal-Raisin Crumble

Total Time
45 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
30 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
To tell if your pears are ripe, gently press them at the stem end. They should give a little if ready to eat.
Ingredients

unsalted butter

1 Tbsp, cold, diced into 1/4-inch pieces

unsalted butter

1 tsp, cold, diced into 1/4-inch pieces

white all-purpose flour

2 Tbsp

uncooked old fashioned oats

2 Tbsp

unpacked brown sugar

1 Tbsp

green pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

1 Tbsp

golden seedless raisins

1 Tbsp, chopped

ground cinnamon

¼ tsp

lemon zest

½ tsp

table salt

1 pinch

raw Bartlett pear(s)

4 large, or Anjou variety, firm, unpeeled, halved, cored

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl use a fork to cut butter into flour until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal; stir in oats, sugar, pumpkin seeds, raisins, cinnamon, zest and salt until well-combined.
  3. Cut a thin slice off the rounded side of each pear half so that pears will sit flat; place pear halves on prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle 1 1/2 Tbsp crumble topping over each pear half; bake until crumble is golden and pears are tender, about 25-30 minutes. Serve hot or warm.
  4. Serving size: 2 pear halves

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