Pear and Blueberry Crisp

If this dessert is for adults, add a drizzle of cognac or brandy to the top right before serving.

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  • Makes: 10 servings
  • Bake: 30 mins to 35 mins 400°F
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Pear and Blueberry Crisp
Ingredients
8
ripe medium pears (about 2-3/4 pounds)
1
tablespoon cornstarch
2
cups fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed
4
teaspoons lemon juice
1 1/4
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup cold butter, cut up
2
tablespoons cognac or brandy (optional)
1
cup whipping cream
2
tablespoons powdered sugar
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degree F. Peel and core pears; cut into large chunks. In a very large bowl stir together the 1/4 cup granulated sugar and the cornstarch. Add pears, blueberries, and lemon juice, stirring gently to combine. Transfer to a 3-quart rectangular baking dish.
  2. In a food processor bowl or large mixing bowl combine flour, the 1/2 cup granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Pulse with several on-off turns or cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle atop fruit. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until top is lightly browned and syrup is bubbly. Remove from oven. Drizzle with cognac, if desired. Let stand about 40 minutes before serving. In a small chilled bowl beat whipping cream and powdered sugar together with chilled beaters on medium speed until soft peaks form. Serve with crisp. Makes 10 servings.
Nutrition Facts (Pear and Blueberry Crisp)
    Per serving:
  • 421 kcal cal.,
  • 19 g fat
  • (12 g sat. fat,
  • 59 mg chol.,
  • 115 mg sodium,
  • 63 g carb.,
  • 4 g fiber,
  • 3 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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