prickly pear crisp

October  5, 2010
4 Ratings
  • Serves 10
Author Notes

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

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 -inch piece of fresh ginger
  • 3/4 cup 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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2 Reviews

Foodie-isms October 6, 2010
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.

luvcookbooks October 6, 2010
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.