Pear Crisp

Pear Crisp

This moist, decadent dessert embodies all the simple joys of summertime and pairs extremely well with vanilla ice cream!

  • 4 pears, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar (or less if pears are sweet)
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon depending on personal flavor
  • 4 tablespoon margarine or butter, softened
  • Vanilla ice cream (optional)
  • Measuring spoon
  • Measuring cup
  • Medium size bowl
  • 9 x 13 glass baking dish
  • Knife
  • Fork
  • Tablespoon
1.  Cut up pears and layer in the baking dish.
2.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
3.  In medium size bowl, combine the softened butter and brown sugar with a fork.  Add oats, flour, and cinnamon.  Using the fork combine all until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
4.  Using a tablespoon sprinkle mixture over fruit.  Bake 15-20 minutes, or until fruit is tender when pierced.
5. Optional: Serve warm over vanilla ice cream.

While you dig into this delicious dessert, enjoy a brief glimpse into my new novel, Starter Zone, coming September 25!

When hydrologists inscribe the consciousness of a human mind onto a single drop of water, a Revelation sweeps the land. The wealthy race to upload their minds into self-contained virtual realities nicknamed Aquariums. In these containers people achieve every hope, dream, and desire. But governments wage war for control of the technology. Terrorist attacks cause massive destruction. The Aquariums fail. Inscribed human minds leech into the water cycle, wreaking havoc.

Street gangs rule the cities in the three years since the fall of civilization. Sixteen-year-old Cami and her younger sister Alby struggle to survive. Every drop of untreated water puts their lives in peril. Caught and imprisoned by soldiers who plan to sell them into slavery, Cami will do anything to escape and rescue her sister. Even if it means leaving the real word for a life in the realms, a new game-like reality created by the hydrologists for the chosen few.

But life in the realms isn’t as simple as it seems. Magic, combat, gear scores, quests, and dungeons are all puzzles to be solved as the sisters navigate their new surroundings. And they encounter more dangerous enemies than any they faced in the real world.

Time to play the game.

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