ginger pear crisp

Ginger Pear Crisp featuring USA Pears

Prep

15 mins

cook

40 mins

serves

12

Crisps are a wonderful holiday dessert because they are warm, simple to make, and they are an opportunity to make a sweet treat filled with fresh fruits. Our version of the classic crisp recipe calls for fresh USA pears that can be found in your Farmbox Direct orders during our seasonal partnership with them. 

We are partnering up with our longtime friends at USA Pears to feature farm-fresh Bartlett pears in your Farmbox Direct orders. All of their growers are in Washington and Oregon, two states that jointly produce 84 % of the country’s pear supply. We’ve added them into our fresh produce boxes as a seasonal offer so that you can taste these sweet, buttery-like fruits for yourself. Now let’s get right into some of the benefits of eating pears!

Rich in antioxidants

Pears contain several antioxidants that help fight off the harmful damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are linked to causing diseases, cancers, and aging. Fortunately, pears, along with most plant-based foods are filled with powerful antioxidants that support the proper functioning of cells in the body. 

Filled with nutrients

In addition to antioxidants, pears are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals the body needs to perform at its best. Pears contain vitamins C & K, copper, potassium, and folate, all of which support how cells function. Eating a diet rich in a variety of vital nutrients enables the body to grow, heal, repair, and maintain all the different cells, organs, and bones. 

Great for digestion

Including one pear a day in your diet will give you an impressive 6g of fiber, which comes out to about 21% of the daily recommended intake. Fiber is an essential nutrient for making sure your digestive system runs smoothly, an important factor for stomach health. Essentially, it acts as a sponge that absorbs water (by the way, one pear is more than 80% water!) and removes the waste in your body.

How to include more pears in your diet

Pears are an incredibly versatile fruit that we encourage you to eat more of. Not only are they great-tasting and good for your health, but they can easily be added or substituted into many of your favorite meals. In the mornings, for example, a chopped-up pear into a bowl of oatmeal, cereal, or chia seed pudding, instantly gives the meal another layer of nutrients and flavor. For a quick snack when you are feeling like eating something, but don’t exactly want to spoil your upcoming mealtime, keep a pear nearby for a low-calorie snack. And if you are more on the adventurous side of cooking to explore unique new tastes and ingredient pearings, then pears can be quite the delicacy. Looking to spruce up a grilled cheese sandwich or panini, how about adding a few thinly cut slices of pear? Or, try taking your favorite dessert recipes such as a pie, cake, bread, or cookie recipe, and swapping out the main ingredient for pears. You can add them on salads, pizzas, and even burgers, depending on how creative you’re feeling in the kitchen. Don’t be afraid to experiment, after all, cooking is supposed to be fun and provide the space to learn something new, whether a new flavor combination or culinary technique. So eat up folks and boost the nutritional value with your favorite spices!

During the wintertime, I am always looking to give my immune system a boost. Two of my favorite antioxidant-filled spices to use in recipes are cinnamon and ginger. And when I am not cooking or juicing with fresh ginger, I even like to snack on candied ginger, which you’ll find in today’s recipe. Did you know that ginger is actually one of the healthiest spices in the world? This powerful root has been used for thousands of years as a natural form of medicine. To this day, it is an alternative medicine source that can be used to treat nausea, common colds, migraines, arthritis, dizziness, and more! 

Making healthy foods accessible

At Farmbox Direct, we are the go-to service for where to order fresh fruits and vegetables online. Our farm-to-table food delivery service makes healthy eating more accessible to people all over the country, including those living in food deserts, who may have little to no access to fresh nutritious foods. Try out these delicious pears, along with several other fruits and vegetables in each box through our simple subscription-based service with no commitments!

Now it’s time to get right into this ginger pear crisp recipe. Test it out for yourself and give us a tag at @FarmboxDirect and make sure to use the hashtags #FarmboxDirect #FarmboxLiving and #USApears so that we can see how the recipe turns out. Lastly, keep a lookout for your fresh USA Pears in your Farmbox orders!

ginger pear crisp

Ingredients

Crisp

1 stick butter, cold

1 cup flour

¾  cup oats

¾ cup pecans

½ cup brown sugar, packed

3 tbsp water

pinch sea salt

Filling

6 medium pears, recommend using USA Pears

¼ cup maple syrup

¼ cup brown sugar, packed

⅓ cup candied ginger chunks, finely chopped

3 tbsp all-purpose flour

1 tsp cinnamon

pinch nutmeg

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350º Fahrenheit. Slice pears into thin wedges or dice into roughly ½ inch chunks, removing the core. Finely chop the candied ginger chunks.
  2. Prepare the filling. In a large mixing bowl, combine the pears, ¼ cup maple syrup, ¼ cup brown sugar, ginger chunks, 3 tbsp flour, 1 tsp cinnamon, and pinch nutmeg. Combine everything until the pears are evenly coated and dump into a 9×13 inch glass or ceramic baking dish.
  3. Prepare the crisp. Add 1 cup flour to the same mixing bowl used for the pears. Cut the butter into pea-sized pieces and mix until the butter is coated and distributed. Add the oats, pecans, ½ cup brown sugar, water, and sea salt and combine until a loose crumble forms.
  4. Evenly sprinkle the crisp topping over the pears and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until bubbly on the sides and the crisp is deeply golden.
  5. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
ginger pear crisp

 

ginger pear crisp

Ginger Pear Crisp

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12
Servings: 12

Equipment

  • Large mixing bowl
  • 9×13" baking dish

Ingredients

Crisp

  • 1 stick butter cold
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup oats
  • 3/4 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 pinch sea salt

Filling

  • 6 pears medium
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/3 cup candied ginger chunks finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 pinch nutmeg

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350º Fahrenheit. Slice pears into thin wedges or dice into roughly ½ inch chunks, removing the core. Finely chop the candied ginger chunks.
  • Prepare the filling. In a large mixing bowl, combine the pears, ¼ cup maple syrup, ¼ cup brown sugar, ginger chunks, 3 tbsp flour, 1 tsp cinnamon, and pinch nutmeg. Combine everything until the pears are evenly coated and dump into a 9×13 inch glass or ceramic baking dish.
  • Prepare the crisp. Add 1 cup flour to the same mixing bowl used for the pears. Cut the butter into pea-sized pieces and mix until the butter is coated and distributed. Add the oats, pecans, ½ cup brown sugar, water, and sea salt and combine until a loose crumble forms.
  • Evenly sprinkle the crisp topping over the pears and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until bubbly on the sides and the crisp is deeply golden.
  • Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

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Ginger Pear Crisp featuring USA Pears