Maple Pear Brown Betty Unverified!

Yield: 8 servings


  • 6 Tbl unsalted butter, divided, additional reserved for greasing pan
  • 4 cups breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 1/2 lbs pears, peeled, cored, halved and sliced to 1/2 inch
  • 1 Tbl lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup


Preheat oven to 30F. Brown 5 Tbl of the butter in large skillet of medium-low heat. Add breadcrumbs, cinnamon and salt and stir occasionally until breadcrumbs are toasty, 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat, cool and toss with brown sugar.

Combine pear slices, lemon juice and maple syrup.

Butter 2 quart baking dish. Coat evenly with 1/2 cup breadcrumbs. Place half of pear mixture on pan and dot [INSTRUCTIONS UNCLEAR: how? melted?] 1 Tbl of butter. Cover with half remaining breadcrumbs. Spoon remaining pears and any juice and cover with remaining crumbs. Dot [AGAIN, UNCLEAR] with remaining 1 Tbl butter.

Bake until pears are soft and crumbs are dark brown, 45-60 minutes depending on taste.