All Pear Recipes courtesy of Oregon Washington California Pear Bureau
PEAR COCONUT CRISP
6 fresh winter pears
1 cup packed brown sugar, divided
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1/2 teaspoon each ground cinnamon and nutmeg
1/2 cup flour, divided
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 cup flaked coconut
Cream or half-and-half
Peel, core and slice pears.
Toss with 1/2 cup brown sugar, orange peel, cinnamon, nutmeg and 2 tablespoons flour.
Place in shallow 2-quart baking dish. Pour orange juice over pears.
Combine remaining brown sugar and flour; cut in butter until crumbly.
Stir in coconut. Sprinkle over pears. Bake, covered, at 350 F. 40 minutes.
Uncover and bake 10 to 20 minutes longer or until pears are tender.
Serve warm with cream or half-and-half. Makes 6 to 8 servings.