Forelle Pear Crisp

by Kiran on August 7, 2012 · 24 comments

in Baking, Desserts

It seems just like yesterday when I faintly recall the very first time my mom allowed me to help in the kitchen.

My first task was to play with cookie cutters.

Playing with cookie cutters? Yup. I was so persistent in helping my mom baking at the age of 6. But my mom had something else in mind.

She wanted to quickly finish baking in time to ensure she doesn’t miss her favorite television show: Dallas.

If only I was old enough to sue the network tv show back then. Anyhoo….

When the evening tea time came, I wandered again into the kitchen looking for a legitimate excuse to help cook or bake something delicious.

And that’s when my mom realized that tormenting me with frivolous tasks ain’t cutting it. She had more baking planned for the evening and this time, I was allowed to put the cookie cutters to a very good use 🙂

I came from a society where there was no tradition or memories of propping up the children on a kitchen table. Parent’s were extremely over-protective.

Everything is blown out of proportion. A small scratch is deemed major. A minor fall deemed irresponsible.

Using cookie cutters at the age of 6 was a huge deal. Not for everyone, but especially for my mom. She has some amazing cookie recipes that I have to wait to share as soon as I am accessible into her book of sacred recipes. For now, I am left dreaming about those memories while making new ones.

Found these beautiful forelle pears at the farmers market and kept snacking on it every single day. It’s so easy to get bored with the same method of eating foods. I had to make something using this crisp and sweet delicious forelle.

Something that wouldn’t require any cookie cutters.

Something that would definitely calm a raging sweet tooth.

Something minute, but I am sure would make my mom proud 🙂

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  • 3 to 4 forelle pears
  • 1 cup of rolled whole wheat oats
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • 1/2 raw sliced almonds
  • 3 – 4 tbsp raisins
  • 3 tbsp agave nectar/honey
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 tbsp cold unsalted butter, cubed


  1. Preheat oven to 315F.
  2. Butter ramekin dishes.
  3. Slice forelle’s and arrange into ramekins. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine rolled oats, shredded coconut, almonds, raisins, agave nectar and salt.
  5. Add cubed cold butter into the crisp mixture and slowly combine everything to form a course crumb.
  6. Top ramekins with course crumbs/crisps and bake until golden between 30 to 40 minutes. Watch closely to avoid burning.
  7. Serve as is or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


Now that you are aware of my experience in the kitchen as a 6 year old, tell me yours? What were you allowed to do/help in the kitchen for the very first time? 🙂


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1 Erica { } August 7, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Ohhh my mouth is literally watering – these look amazing! I don’t have pears on hand but I think I may try this with some apples this afternoon!
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2 Kiran August 14, 2012 at 2:16 AM

Erica — thanks a lot and I hope you enjoyed this recipe 🙂

3 Glamorous Glutton August 7, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Beautiful photos. These pears look wonderful and that cereal mix really delicious. GG
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4 the wicked noodle August 7, 2012 at 5:31 PM

I agree with Erica – my mouth is watering! Gorgeous photography, too {as always}.
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5 Rosa August 7, 2012 at 5:40 PM

I love crisps and this one looks wonderful! An original and delicious combination.

Lovely clicks too!



6 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc August 7, 2012 at 7:05 PM

absolutely lovely. Just pinned it
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7 Kankana August 7, 2012 at 10:33 PM

I used to run away from the kitchen.. from food and look what am doing these days :))
I love pear in many form and crisp sounds so comforting.
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8 Sophia August 7, 2012 at 10:57 PM

I never eat breakfast, but now your pear crisp is making me want to! That looks gorgeous and classy. Your photography never ceases to amaze me.
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9 Choc Chip Uru August 7, 2012 at 11:11 PM

I will forever eat breakfast for every meal if it is this crisp 😀

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10 Raymund August 8, 2012 at 2:18 AM

What a really nice and healthy dish, I would love to have this for a snack or breakfast
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11 Jidhu Jose August 8, 2012 at 2:59 AM

OMG….loved the pics 🙂
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12 chinmayie @ love food eat August 8, 2012 at 5:03 AM

My mom never baked so I have no baking memories… I am creating several memories for my daughter though!
Love this healthy light crisp recipe.
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13 Baker Street August 8, 2012 at 6:11 AM

Your pictures are absolutely stunning, Kiran! And this crisp recipe is right up my alley! Can’t wait to give it a try! 🙂
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14 Kim Bee August 8, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Your pictures and recipe are amazing Kiran. Absolutely beautiful.
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15 Cass @foodmyfriend August 9, 2012 at 2:48 AM

Really beautiful photography as usual Kiran 🙂 Yum!
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16 Angie@Angie's Recipes August 9, 2012 at 7:35 AM

Absolutely delicious! And gorgeous clicks!
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17 Russell van Kraayenburg August 9, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Lovely shots! And what a recipe too!

18 Divya August 9, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Love the photos – they are so dreamy! I love the idea of using pear in a crisp instead of the usual berries. It’s a refreshing change!
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19 Asmita August 9, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Crisps and cobblers are the perfect dessert for summer. This looks wonderful!

20 wok with ray August 9, 2012 at 9:15 PM

I came from a very protective parents too but what can we do. That’s their style of management. 🙂 Those are gorgeous pears, Kiran! Have a great weekend ahead!

~ ray ~
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21 Sommer@ASP August 10, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Nice! What a hearty and fresh treat. 🙂
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22 fabiola@notjustbaked August 10, 2012 at 3:50 PM

I love your story, and the recipe that came from the sweet memories. I can relate to the memories. And these are beautiful photos!

23 Jeanette August 12, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Beautiful photos – love how you wanted to cook at such a young age. I started early too and enjoy it to this day!
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24 Pamela Heiligenthal @ Enobytes August 30, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Great recipe! I bet it would pear (hehe) up well with a Chenin Blanc, sweet Semillon, demi-sec (sweet) Champagne, or a Moscato d’Asti. Cheers!

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