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Ready Reference Historic Recipe File--Coconut Pear Crisp

three pears.jpgFrom the August 28, 1968 edition of the Milwaukee Journal:

Coconut Pear Crisp

3 fresh pears
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup soft bread crumbs
1/2 coconut
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
3 tablespoons melted butter or margarine
3 tablespoons honey

Pare, core and cut pears into large cubes. Place in eight inch pie plate. Blend granulated sugar, flour, ginger and salt. Sprinkle over pears, mixing very lightly. Combine remaining ingredients and spread over pears. Bake in 375 degree oven 25 minutes or until pears are tender and topping is golden brown. Makes five or six servings.


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