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Three Little Pigs Pear Crisp

Posted May 20 2011 8:23am

Yesterday was career day for TJ’s second grade class. Wade, being a good sport, and a great dad went to talk about his job.  As a nurse at the prison, he has quite an interesting job!  The funny thing though is he starts out with, “Who here thinks nurses are only girls?”.. and they all raise their hands.(lol) Then he showed them pictures of X-Rays where inmates have swallowed different things, including a handcuff key, eye glasses, and even a tattoo gun!  It was  a great presentation (that he had to repeat 6 times for the whole second grade).

pear crisp My first choice for this last letter-P post was going to be some baked peaches. However, being a fall fruit, I couldn’t find ANY peaches!  So, plan B was baked pears.  Still delicious, and according to my 12 year old, smelled like cinnamon rolls. 

As with apple or peach crisp, there is usually more crisp than fruit.  This version however, is definitely more fruit than crisp, which makes it a little better for you.

  • 3 medium pears
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 tsp. melted butter
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Hollow out the core from the pears.  Mix oats, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon together. There is not enough butter to make it sticky, but it is sufficient for baking.  Pour the oat mixture into the cored pears.  Place pears in a baking dish and Bake at 350 for at least 25 minutes, or until fruit is tender.  I tried to make them into little piggy’s to carry on the letter P theme , but I’m really not creative enough. Here was my attempt:

piggy pear

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Fresh air and outside play is so vital to kids growing up healthy!  If you know how lucky your kids are to have access to the outdoors this summer, consider sharing your home with kids who never get fresh air !  This is a great opportunity for families that live in the 13 Northeast states, from Virginia to Maine and Canada.  For more details, go to the Fresh Air Fund .  


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