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chocolate pear crisp

The chocolate pear pie I made a month or two ago reminded us how much we liked chocolate and pears.  A couple years ago I made a chocolate ginger pear crisp that was quite good.  But, I like simple.  Which is one of the reasons I make crisps.  And I have learned a lot about gluten free baking the last two years.  I put together a simpler chocolate pear crisp recently that was also quite good in a very different way.  I mixed in chocolate chips to the crisp batter.  Add vanilla ice cream.  It makes me smile.  It lasted less then two hours!

chocolate pear crisp

1/2 cup butter

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon ginger

1/2 cup almond meal

1/2 cup sorghum flour

1/2 cup millet flour

1/2 cup arrowroot flour

1/2 - 1 cup chocolate chips

2 - 4 very ripe pears, cored, skinned, and sliced into small chunks

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cream the butter and sugar together.  Mix in the cinnamon, ginger, and flours.  Mix in the chocolate chips.

Put the pears in the bottom of an 8x8 inch pan.  Top with the crumb mixture.  Bake for 45 minutes.

Different but the same.  Very tasty warm with ice cream.  And I must admit, lovely for breakfast or an afternoon snack.  Yes, truly.

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