This is an update on the first recipe I posted on this blog, almost a year ago! Ben’s parents brought us hella pears when they came down last weekend and they are so good, I’ve been eating them every day.
1 bag frozen berries (I use Trader Joe’s Cherry Berry Medley
3-5 pears, depending on how big they are, chopped into bite-sized pieces
1/4 cup raw honey or real maple syrup
cinnamon to taste
1 cup gluten-free oats
1/4 cup chopped pecans, walnuts, or almonds
3 tablespoons grass-fed butter
1/4 cup maple syrup or raw honey
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or 1/4 teaspoon each of nutmeg and cinnamon
(Optional: dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips)
Preheat oven to 350 and grease an 8×8 baking pan. Toss your berries into a colander and rinse with cold water, then transfer to a bowl and mix with the chopped pears and honey or syrup.
Melt butter in a dish in the microwave, and then add maple syrup, spices, nuts, and oats and mix well.
Spread fruit mixture evenly in baking dish, and then crumble the topping evenly over it. At this point, I also like to put some chocolate chips on top, but that is totally up to you.
Put in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the filling is bubbling and the topping is golden brown.