Thursday, November 15, 2007


~ Autumn leaves of red and gold
(Bloomfield Village)



~ Beloved pears, cranberries and ice cream ... the perfect ending to a perfect meal. This treasured recipe is a favorite holiday dessert, clipped from BON APPETIT (Nov 2002).


3 lbs. ripe Anjou pears (about 5) peeled, cored, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 cup fresh cranberries

3/4 cup sugar

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour

1/2 cup finely ground walnuts

1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted, cooled

Cinnamon Ice Cream*

  • Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Toss pears, cranberries, and 1/2 cup sugar in large bowl. Let stand 15 minutes. Transfer mixture to 11x7x2 inch glass baking dish.
  • Mix flour, next 3 ingredients, and 1/4 cup sugar in medium bowl. Add butter; using fork, stir until moist clumps form. Sprinkle topping over fruit in dish.
  • Bake crisp 45 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 375-degrees. Bake until golden, about 10 minutes. Cool slightly. Serve warm with Cinnamon Ice Cream. ( 8 servings)

*Note: If you live in the metro-Detroit area, visit Ray's Ice Cream ~ the tastiest Cinnamon Ice Cream in the world! ( You can also blend ground cinnamon (to taste) into any premium vanilla ice cream.


The Weathered Pane said...

Joey, do you take these photos??? They are simply incredible. Thank you for your nice post today. It almost made me cry. I hope your sister is doing well today.

joey said...

You have a strong pen, Nancy. I hear your voice from far away, enjoying your heartfelt words.

Yes, these are all my photos (over 15,000 digital stored) besides heaps of film, prints and negatives.

As of today, I'm thankful my sister is improving after months living between hospitals & nursing homes recovering from meningitis & 2 bouts of endocarditis plus loosing her vision. It's been a horrific road with a long journey ahead ... focusing on 'one day at a time'.

Meems said...

joey- this crisp recipe sounds delish. i might have to give it a try pre-thanksgiving. as always your photos are a delight to enjoy.

Denise said...

That is a beautiful picture....... Dad is home from the hospital and he is well........ Just some trouble with his blood pressure.. but it is under control now.. thanks for all your prayers.. there is no distance on prayer...

Be blessed this Sunday

Ewa said...

Picture is just 'perfect autumn picture' - ideal beautiful autumn I have always on my mind

Connie said...

Your photos are always a treat for the eyes and this one is no exception....beautiful reds and golds!