As leaves keep falling and the air keeps getting cooler, the smell of spiced pear crisps becomes more and more enticing. Luckily, this treat is something that you can easily whip up at home without any trouble!
Nutrition experts say that adults should include 1 1/2 to 2 cups of fruits every single day. This helps ensure that we get all the vitamins and minerals we need for optimum health. And pears are some of the easiest to incorporate in the diet because they are cheap and available all year round!
What’s more, pears can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, and one of the most delightful of which is by turning them into spiced crisps! The smell is perfect for the season, and the crispness is perfect for some fun times!
Spiced pear crisps may sound like they’re very hard to make, but they’re absolutely not! In fact, you can easily make them with your own two hands even if you haven’t tried turning any fruit or vegetable into crisps yet. For as long as you know how to slice with a knife and preheat an oven, then making them should be very easy.
Below you will find a couple of recipes: one of them is for making spiced pear crisps, and the other is for whipping up the mixed spice that’s one of the ingredients needed.
You see, you can easily buy mixed spice at some supermarkets these days. Also sometimes known as pudding spice, it’s simply a blend of many different spices. But why buy ready-to-use mixed spice if the various spices mixed together can be found in your spice rack or pantry? So if you want your spiced pear crisp masterpieces to be completely made from scratch, then simply check out the mixed spice recipe later on in this article.
Let’s get started with the recipe for making spiced pear crisps:
4 pears (opt for firm ones)
2 teaspoons of coconut oil
1 teaspoon of mixed spice
Get your oven preheated to 140°C, which is equivalent to 300°C.
Wash pears thoroughly under running water.
Carefully using a knife, chop up the pears into thin round slices. You may also use a mandoline slicer.
Neatly place the pear slices in a large baking sheet and drizzle with melted coconut oil.
Sprinkle mixed spice.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the pear slices are already browned and crisp.
Once cooked, transfer to a wire rack.
Allow your spiced pear crisps to cool completely before serving.
They’re so easy to make, right? Keep unconsumed spiced pear crisps in a resealable bag or airtight container to keep them fresh and crispy.
Now here’s how to make mixed spice from scratch:
1 tablespoon of cinnamon
1 tablespoon of nutmeg
1 tablespoon of allspice
2 teaspoons of mace
1 teaspoon of ground cloves
1 teaspoon of ground ginger
1 teaspoon of coriander
In a small bowl, mix all of the ingredients very well.
Transfer to a small airtight container and place in a cool and dry spot in your kitchen.