• 4 cups fresh or frozen pears, cored, and sliced into wedges
  • 2 tbsps unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 tbsps cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsps honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt butter in large skillet; add  maple syrup, cinnamon and lemon juice.  Add sliced pears and stir; saute over medium heat for 3-5 minutes or until pears are tender.Mix the cornstarch with the water together in a small bowl until pasty.
  3. Stir into the pears, and simmer, covered on low heat until the mixture becomes thick.
  4. Stir in the honey, vanilla extract, and lemon zest.
  5. Transfer this mixture to a 8×8 baking dish or pie plate.
  6. Mix oatmeal, brown sugar, and softened butter until blended.
  7. Sprinkle on top of the pear mixture.
  8. Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes.