Saturday, April 20, 2013

Rumor Has It

Rumor has it that it is snowing again today.

Rumor has it that rain is on the forecast for tomorrow.

Rumor has it that there will be more snow for Monday.

Rumor has it that I took advantage of the cold and wet and made another wintery recipe.

Rumor has it that Hubs isn't a real fan of fruity things.

Rumor has it that if you ever see him with a glass of wine, he is most likely just holding it for me.

Rumor has it that he ate about half a pan of this dessert in one sitting with vanilla bean ice cream.

Rumor has it he didn't even share with the pups.

Rumor has it that it's that good.

(adapted from Cooking Light)

1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2/3 cup cabernet sauvignon wine
1/2 cup sugar
zest of one lemon
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
5 pears, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced

Preheat oven to 350F.
Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice, and salt.
Drizzle in melted butter and stir with a fork until crumbly. Set aside.
Combine wine and sugar in a large skillet; bring to a simmer.
Stir until sugar is dissolved and reduce heat.
Add zest, cinnamon, allspice, and pears to the pan and toss to coat.
Simmer about 15 minutes until pears are tender.
Grease an 8-inch square baking dish or coat with cooking spray.
Spoon pear mixture into prepared pan.
Sprinkle evenly with streusel mixture.
Bake for 30 minutes, until bubbly and lightly browned.
Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipping cream. (Serves 6) 

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