Pear and Ginger Crisp With Spiced Whipped Cream

Total Time
15 mins
40 mins

This classic pear crisp is enlivened by freshly grated ginger. The toasted pecan topping is good enough to stand on it's own. A fragrant dollop of whipped cream infused with cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg is a delicious addition when serving.

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  1. Preheat oven to 375*F.
  2. Toast the pecans in the oven for about 8 mintues, then set aside.
  3. When cool enough to handle, chop coarsely.
  4. In a bowl, mix the flour, brownsugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon and a pinch of salt.
  5. Using a spoon, slowly stir in the butter.
  6. Add the pecans.
  7. In another bowl, mix the ginger, lemon juice, sugar and a pinch of salt.
  8. Mix in the sliced pears.
  9. Turn into a 2-2 1/2 QT baking dish and cover with the topping mixture.
  10. Bake until the topping is crisp and pears are soft when tested with the tip of a knife, about 40 minutes.
  11. Whip the cream, then beat in the sugar and spices.
  12. Serve with the warm crisp.