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My boyfriend LOVES when I make this, and it was a big hit at my work's holiday party. A few modifications I made: for the topping, I use 1/2 c oatmeal AND 1/2 c chopped walnuts & pecans.. it makes it extra crunchy & extra nutty. Also, I use 3 c fresh pears & 3 c fresh apples. Where the recipe calls for boiling the pear syrup, I make my own syrup with 1 c water, 1/2 cup sugar, & 1/4 brown sugar. I use nutmeg in place of cloves, and added in about 1 tbsp cinnamon. Served HOT with vanilla ice cream.. absolutely delicious :)
I've made this twice in the last five days. The first time was for a funeral at church so I tripled the recipe and the second time was for dessert for our Bible Study group. The first time I processed the ginger snaps finely and used almonds in the topping. I didn't think the top was crispy enough so today I left some chunks in the ginger snaps and I used oatmeal instead of the almonds. I preferred that topping. Since there is a good bit of juice that accumulates in the bottom of the bowl of chopped pears I drain off as much as possible but both times I put some extra corn starch in the sauce to make sure it thickens enough. I found it baked up perfectly that way. I also added a little more ground ginger to the sauce to give it a little more kick. I thought this was delicious as did everyone else who tried it. This may be my new favorite fall recipe.
Delicious! The gingersnaps I used gave plenty of spicy flavor so I will use less clove and ground ginger next time. Nutmeg sounds like a good addition. I will use both nuts and oatmeal next time in the topping. Pears and gingersnaps... great combination. Baked up well no extra juice for me.
The crumble topping was just amazing! Really crispy rich & flavourful. I used flaked almonds in mine. However just like others I found the pears were bland. They just didn't stand up to the bold flavour of the topping. Would like to try this again using apple instead.