Baked Pears with Oatmeal Crumble Topping

Dessert doesn’t have to be ooey, gooey or over-the-top to satisfy your sweet tooth. You can easily put together a great homemade treat like baked pears with oatmeal crumble topping.

I’m going to admit that I have a problem: I can’t refuse dessert. To be more clear, I have to have a sweet treat after dinner. I’m blaming my parents for this.

Growing up I remember always having a treat after dinners. Whether it was a slice of cake baked at the beginning of the week, or baked apples topped with a pinch of sugar and cinnamon, there was always something sweet around as a post-dinner delight — usually it was a simple dessert, nothing fancy but definitely tasty.

I was thinking of the baked apples I enjoyed as a kid and since I had some pears at home, I thought I would try a recipe for Baked Pears with Oatmeal Crumble Topping — a great dessert that’s not over-the-top. I added a crumble topping to the pears and they turned out really well — no special pans or extra-special ingredients required. A quick prep and a short time in the oven, and I had a delicious dessert good enough for company, and perfect to me!

I love decadent desserts, but this recipe proves that you can satisfy your sweet tooth with fruit, a few ingredients you’ll probably have on hand and a super-simple prep.

Recipe for Baked Pears with Oatmeal Crumble:

Serves 2-4 people