Hi there! Today I want to share a recipe with you. It’s important to note that when dealing with me, unless I’m following a recipe or baking, if you see a specific measurement it’s probably because it was packaged that way. I promise you I understand that that’s just not how some people work when it comes to creating food and that’s totally ok.
If you’re someone who also likes to measure with your heart unless absolutely necessary, keep reading!
The long story leading up to the recipe.
Jklol I’m not gonna give you a long boring story. The short version is that I had apples and a pear that needed to get used or tossed and had the ambition to try and do something with it.
So here’s where you’re gonna get frustrated if you need specific things. I’m really sorry about that. I don’t even think I can guesstimate what the exact measurements were. I can tell you that I used:
– 1 pear
– 1 package of graham cracker crumbs
– 1ish stick of butter
– pumpkin pie spice
– brown sugar
What to do:
The first thing I did was peel and cut up the apples and the pear into bite sized pieces. They went into a pan with some butter and brown sugar and stirred regularly until all the pieces were soft and the brown sugar got caramely.
Here’s where you should probably preheat the oven. I usually float somewhere around 375.
While those were cooking down I used a pestle to crunch down the graham crackers into the tiniest pieces I had the attention span to make. You can easily use a food processor or put them in a sealed bag and smack them around with a rolling pin. It’s the results we’re looking for, not the journey.
Once you’ve done that add some brown sugar and some of the pumpkin pie spice and mix well. Then mix in enough melted butter to make it easy to work with. Pour most of that into an oven safe container that it fits into and spread it out as evenly as you can across the bottom. Bake it uncovered until it’s firmed up a bit but isn’t burned. I usually set the timer for about 10 minutes and then start checking every 3-5 minutes after that until I get the results that I want.
Remove crust from oven, add apple and pear mixture, top with the rest of the crust mixture, and then bake as long as you want. I typically aim for bubbly filling and not burning the toppings. 20-25 minutes?
Whenever you’re happy with it take it out of the oven and let it cool enough to eat. Done!
My favorite thing about this is that you can really customize it any way you want. Want all pears? Do it. Add nutmeg and clove? Go nuts. Top it with granola to bake? Sounds delicious. Whipped cream? That’ll add a nice variation in texture when you eat it.
If you make something like this, let me know what you used instead!