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Country Pear Crisp

Active Time: 45 minutes • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes • Serves: 12

3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) plus 1 tablespoon Schnucks unsalted butter, cut into small pieces, divided
3/4 cup Schnucks all-purpose flour, divided
3/4 cup Schnucks granulated sugar
1-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
5 pounds ripe Bartlett and/or Bosc pears, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 9 cups)
1/2 cup Schnucks dried cherries, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 cup Schnucks old fashioned oats
3/4 cup packed Schnucks light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Schnucks Select vanilla ice cream (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 13 x 9-inch glass or ceramic baking dish with 1 tablespoon butter. In large bowl, stir together 1/4 cup flour, granulated sugar and 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Add pears, cherries and lemon juice and toss until very well combined. Pour pear mixture evenly into prepared baking dish.

2. In food processor with knife blade attached, add oats, brown sugar, salt and remaining 3/4 cup butter, 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; pulse until mixture is well blended and moist. Crumble mixture evenly over pears.

3. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until edges bubble and top is golden brown; let stand 10 minutes before serving with ice cream, if desired.

Each serving: about 341 calories, 14 g total fat (8 g saturated),
34 mg cholesterol, 51 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber,
3 g protein