prickly pear crisp

By • October 5, 2010 • 2 Comments

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Author Notes: I was inspired by a recent trip to Belize to create a fun Caribbean flavored dessert. Foodie-isms

Serves 10

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 -inch piece of fresh ginger
  • 3/4 cups of brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 6 Bosc pears
  1. Add flour, ginger, and brown sugar into a food processor and pulse until ginger is finely chopped.
  2. Add the butter and pulse to incorporate. Finally add the pecans and combine until fully incorporated.
  3. Use a mandolin to cut the pears into paper thin slices. Arrange the pear slices evenly into a buttered glass pie pan (slightly overlapping).
  4. Add the pecan mixture on top of the pears.
  5. Bake at 400 for about 30 minutes. Serve warm.
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Stephanieholguin

almost 4 years ago Foodie-isms

Thanks for your comments. I think one of the stunning things about this salad is the flavor. I am currently working on recipes from the past (including this 7 Layer Salad) and this type of salad preparation is different from how I cook today. I had not made this recipe in almost 20 years and was surprised that the flavor combinations still tasted good.

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almost 4 years ago luvcookbooks

Meg is a trusted home cook.

I'm from Wisconsin. In my memory, one of the stunning things about this salad, besides the calorie count and fat content, was that it was layered in a glass dish, kind of like a Midwestern trifle. It's quite beautiful, and then you stir everything up after the table of guests has oohed and aahed over it.