A Ginger Pear Crisp might not seem like the most exciting recipe. And that's totally fine. Because sometimes, warmth and comfort trump excitement, by far.
When we were kids, our dad got a talking car. That might not sounds like a big deal nowadays ( hello, Siri), but back then, you better believe it was. I mean, we're talking about a time when the Knight Rider was the coolest show to watch, and David Hasselhoff and the all mighty KITT were our super heroes. So everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, wanted a talking car.
And our dad got one. Granted we couldn't have a conversation with it and it didn't drive itself to save us from dangerous situations (all it did was announce if a door wasn't closed all the way, or if the fuel was getting low), but still. Too us, it was the coolest thing. It was shiny and new and exciting. But the best part of it was, it gave us the perfect excuse to go out for a ride with our dad. Even after the novelty and the excitement wore off. We would get in the car and purposely leave one of the doors ajar to make the car talk and get a (funny) reaction out of him. And that feeling is what stayed with us.
It's kind of the same with food I think. Yes, we have the hot trends that people go crazy over. But when all that dies out, we are left we with the good old recipes that might seem boring, but make us feel warm and cozy inside.
Like this Ginger Pear Crisp.
- Preheat oven to 375F. Grease 4 6-ounce ramekins with coconut oil (you can also use cooking spray)
- Combined diced pears, 2 teaspoons of maple syrup, lemon juice and ginger in a medium size bowl and toss well
- In a separate bowl, combine all the topping ingredients. Mix well using a fork or your fingers
- Fill the ramekins with the diced pears and sprinkle the topping on top. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes