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SPEEDY PEAR CRISP

Updated: March 28, 2013 6:07AM



MAKES 8 SERVINGS

Start to finish: 1 hour (15 minutes active)

1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon apricot preserves or sweetened fruit spread

4 pears (about 2 pounds), peeled, cored and thinly sliced

2 tablespoons lemon juice

Table salt

2 cups purchased granola

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat a shallow 6-cup baking dish with cooking spray.

In a small saucepan over medium-low, heat the preserves until melted and easily stirred.

Set the sliced pears in a large bowl, then drizzle the preserves over them. Add the lemon juice and pinch of salt, then toss well. Spread the pears evenly in the prepared baking dish.

Sprinkle the granola evenly over the pears, then cover the dish loosely with foil and bake 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake another 15 minutes, or until the pears are tender. Serve hot or cold.

Sara Moulton, AP



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