Candied ginger is a wonderful foil for many fruits, and pear is one of the best. I made this with Asian pears from our tree, but European pears would work just as well. Be sure to serve this with whipped cream or ice cream - perhaps some Snow's Ginger.
6 cups peeled and cubed pears
1/4 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
5 Tbsp butter
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Butter an 8x8-inch baking pan.
Place the cubed pears in the baking pan. Sprinkle the crystallized ginger over the top.
Combine remaining ingredients in a food processor and pulse a few times until nicely crumbly. Carefully spread the topping over the pears.
Bake for 40-50 minutes, until the pears are very soft. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.
Serves about 6.