Recipe by TerryWilson
"An unusual combination but very good. Peeled or unpeeled pears of any type will do."
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peeled and sliced Bosc pears
fresh lemon juice
light brown sugar, packed
shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
I made it gluten free by substituting gluten free flour and adding 1/4 cup chopped pecans to the topping. This recipe is a keeper. I used the hard canning pears we have here in LA. I put them in the microwave for 5 minutes to soften up the pears. It was delicious!
Four large bartlett pears equalled 6 cups. I like spices, but with fruit I want to taste the fruit more so I reduced cinnamon to 1/2t & cloves to 1/16t. Instead of buttering the dish, I put a T of butter in the dish & let it melt in the oven. Swirled it around & continued. I used 3T, not 4, unsalted butter in the topping. 'Cheese flavor isn't very noticeable, but it can be seen a bit. I partially peeled the pears. Something left an odd feel. I couldn't tell if it was the peel or the cheese. I'd try mild vs sharp since it's easier to melt & not get too firm. Good, but I don't think I'll make again; but if I do, I'm peeling completely.
I found this recipe and tried it because I had an abundance of pears. I gave it to my 14 year old daughter to fix because I had to work. She did a great job fixing it! It was delightful!
I used gluten free flour, because I am gluten free. Added some ground almond meal to the crumb top. Used minute tapioca instead of cornstarch to the filling. I always use tapioca with fresh fruit pies. And added some sharp cheddar to the filling as well. YUMMMMMM!!
Great recipe! We made it with mild Cheddar and really liked it. The cheddar gives an interesting flavor dynamic.
Very, very good. I would recommend to anyone.
I had to try this recipe since I had a ton of pears and cheddar that I needed to use up. Overall I think it's tasty, but I think it could be amazing with a different cheese. The Cheddar is just a little too tangy and doesn't quite work right with the cinnamon (I skipped the cloves since I thought it might be too weird with the cheese). I'll be serving it up tonight for dessert so I'll have to see what my guests think!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Pear and Cheddar Crisp
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 100
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