Gouda Pear Crisp
An autumn-perfect dessert with a filling of juicy pears and plump raisins topped with a crisp oat crumble laced with creamy, shredded Gouda cheese.
2 pounds (about 5) Bosc or other winter pears, cored and sliced thinly
1/2 cup dark or golden raisins
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup oat bran
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) cold butter, cut in bits, plus butter for pan
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Wisconsin Gouda cheese
- Arrange pears in a buttered 8x8x2-inch pan. Sprinkle with raisins, nutmeg, and lemon juice; reserve.
- Mix sugar, oat bran, and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Stir in cheese; sprinkle over pears.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) until the pears are just tender and the top lightly browned, about 35 minutes.
Makes 6 servings.
Recipe provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.