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Pear Crisp

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Category: Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 1 1/2 c Red wine
  • 1 c Water
  • 3/4 c Sugar
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 6 Whole cloves
  • 4 md Pears -- peeled, cored and
  • -
  • 1/2 c Golden raisins
  • 1 tb Orange peel -- grated
  • 1 1/2 c Gingersnap cookies --
  • Crushed finely
  • 1/2 c Almonds -- sliced
  • 3 tb Brown sugar
  • 2 tb Flour
  • 3 tb Margarine -- melted
  • Sliced


In a large nonaluminum pan, combine the wine, water, sugar, cinnamon stick
and cloves. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Add the
pears, cover with a circle of parchment paper, and simmer 10 minutes. With
a slotted spoon, remove the pears to a plate. Boil syrup 5 minutes. remove
the cinnamon and cloves; reserve 1/2 cup syrup. Combine the pears, raisins
and orange peel. In a separate bowl, combine the gingersnap crumbs,
almonds, brown sugar, flour and 2 tbsp. melted margarine. Stir with a fork
until combined. Spoon half the pears into a baking dish and sprinkle with
half the crumbs. Pour 1/4 cup wine syrup over. Repeat the layers, using
all of the crumbs; sprinkle remaining margarine over the top. Bake in a
preheated 350-degree oven 40 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving. Or
cool, cover and refrigerate. Reheat in a 300-degree oven or in a microwave,
just until heated through.

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