Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 4 cups chopped peeled fresh pears

  2. 1/2 cup dried cherries

  3. 1/4 cup packed brown sugar

  4. 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  5. 3 tablespoons butter TOPPING:

  6. 1/4 cup sugar

  7. 2 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger

  8. 1 cup all-purpose flour

  9. 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  10. 1/8 teaspoon baking soda

  11. 1/4 teaspoon salt

  12. 5 tablespoons cold butter, cubed

  13. 1/2 cup buttermilk

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients; transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Heat butter in a small saucepan over medium heat for 7 minutes or until golden brown; pour over pear mixture. Cover and bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly. In a food processor, combine sugar and ginger; cover and process until finely chopped. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; cover and process for 3 seconds or until blended. Add butter; process until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add buttermilk and pulse just until a soft dough forms. Drop by tablespoonfuls over warm pear mixture. Bake, uncovered, for 35-40 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 8 servings.


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