Pear Crisp - Can be made low sugar and flour free!

I make it sugar free and flour free by using a natural sweetener and coconut flour but obviously most people just use sugar and wheat based flour.  Use what you have.  These kind of grandma recipes also allow for you to use more or less ingredients based on your own taste and what you have on hand.  I had to use up 5 pears and they were all average medium size.  I also LOVE the oatmeal/cinnamon topping more than I do the fruit, so I make a nice amount of topping so it's nice and thick and crunchy.  If you are like my husband, you like fruit fillings more than crumble, crisp or pie toppings and crusts; so if that's the case, just half the topping ingredients. 

Pear Crisp

4-5 pears, peeled and sliced
2 t lemon juice
1 T sugar or sweetener
2/3 - scant brown sugar or sweetener
1 1/4 - 1 1/2 c oatmeal
1 1/2 T coconut flour (or 3 T flour)
1/2 t cinnamon
1/4 t ground ginger
3 T butter

Place sliced pears into a baking dish approximately 8-9" square or the equivalent.  Drizzle and sprinkle the lemon juice over the pears.  In a bowl, mix together the sugars, oatmeal, coconut flour and spices.  Cut in the butter with your fingers until crumbly.  Layer evenly over the pears and bake at 350 for approximately 30 minutes until golden brown and bubbly.  Let cool completely before serving.  Great alone or with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, etc.

Sliced pears in a dish and ready to be sprinkled with lemon juice

Oatmeal and sugar with spices... mmmm

Cut in the butter til crumbly

Topped and ready to bake!

Let cool completely before serving or til just barely warm as this allows the fruit to 'set up' and thicken a bit.

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