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Cardamom Pear Crisps and Desserts in Jars Giveaway

Are you thinking about fall yet? Truthfully, now that we’re already a week into August, I am. Don’t worry, I’m not about to start up with the pumpkin recipes or anything like that (yet). But when summer starts winding down a bit and the air begins to turn a little cooler, I start thinking about cozying up for autumn, my favorite time of the year…so when I recieved a copy of my good friend Shaina’s gorgeous new cookbook, Desserts in Jars: 50 Sweet Treats that Shine, I couldn’t help but turn to the recipe for Cardamom Pear Crisps. I love Shaina’s book for many reasons – her writing, the beautiful photos, the “fun factor” of having a perfectly portioned dessert in your own special jar (not to mention that as I always have a million jars around the house due to my business, it’s quite practical for me!). Also, with a chapter devoted to mixes for gift giving, you’ll always be prepared to bring a homemade touch to any special occasion. Today, Shaina has graciously allowed me to share her Cardamom Pear Crisp recipe with you that I’ve already fallen in love with…and, don’t forget to scroll down for your chance to win a copy of her lovely book!

For the pear filling:

For the crisp topping:

To make the filling, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Core the pears and cut them into 1/4″ thick slices. Toss them with the lemon juice.

Toss them with the sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon.

Fill six half-pint jars with the pears to 1/4″ from the top. To make the topping, whisk together the flour, oats, brown sugar, cardamom, ginger, and salt. Cut in the butter until crumbly. Spoon the topping over the pears and press down gently.

Place the jars 2 inches apart on a baking sheet and bake 25-30 minutes or until light golden brown. Let cool slightly before serving.

To win a copy of Desserts in Jars, leave a comment telling me your favorite dessert. Giveaway ends Sunday, August 12th at midnight. One winner will be randomly selected using and announced Monday, August 13th. Good luck!

Full Disclosure: I received a copy of Desserts in Jars from Shaina’s publisher at no cost. The giveaway is provided by me and is open to US residents only. I was not compensated with additional products, gifts, gift cards, or money, and the opinions expressed here are all my own.

Posted by on August 7, 2012.

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Categories: desserts & sweets

26 Responses

  1. well alright!

    by Cinthia on Aug 8, 2012 at 10:25 pm

  2. One of my favorite desserts is definitely a molten chocolate lava cake!!

    by Sarah H.P. on Aug 8, 2012 at 11:21 pm

  3. Cheesecake has always been my fav dessert:-)

    by Sarah E. on Aug 9, 2012 at 2:00 am

  4. I love creme brulee!

    by Robin on Aug 9, 2012 at 6:45 am

  5. My favorite dessert is a 14 layer yellow cake with chocolate fudge frosting!

    by kesha on Aug 9, 2012 at 6:46 am

  6. My favorite dessert is ice cream, but I also have a soft spot for my mom’s rhubarb crisp.

    by Sarah L on Aug 9, 2012 at 12:15 pm

  7. Homemade ice cream!

    by Birch on Aug 9, 2012 at 6:55 pm

  8. Tiramisu is my favorite dessert
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    by Carolsue on Aug 10, 2012 at 5:47 am

  9. Mmmm..pear crisp can’t be beat! My favorite dessert has to be cheesecake! 🙂

    by Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen on Aug 10, 2012 at 12:51 pm

  10. These days, peach cobbler seems to be my fav! (But ask me tomorrow and I might say cheesecake!)

    by Emily Bruno on Aug 10, 2012 at 4:28 pm

  11. Ice cream!!!

    by Taylor on Aug 10, 2012 at 4:52 pm

  12. Chocolate! Anything with chocolate. I love naniamo bars, fudgy brownies, chocolate cake. Love it all.

    by Janice on Aug 10, 2012 at 11:32 pm

  13. my favorite dessert is anything dense and dark chocolatey!

    by bianca @ sweet dreaming on Aug 11, 2012 at 9:25 am

  14. I love Coconut Meringue Pie!

    by Debra Lee on Aug 11, 2012 at 1:10 pm

  15. I gravitate towards any dessert involving chocolate or spices like cinnamon and nutmeg.

    by Kim C on Aug 11, 2012 at 1:39 pm

  16. Boston Cream Pie..favorite!!!

    by Marsha Lynne on Aug 11, 2012 at 9:21 pm

  17. I love ice cream… and cake…. and…

    by Lagean (Gena) on Aug 11, 2012 at 10:47 pm

  18. Coooooookies!

    by Taylor on Aug 11, 2012 at 10:50 pm

  19. I adore brownies topped with homemade vanilla ice cream.

    by CJ Pillow on Aug 12, 2012 at 1:03 am

  20. Cake Box Cookies.

    by Laura on Aug 12, 2012 at 3:24 am

  21. I love a good cheesecake. Hmmm…. I think I will go make one. 🙂

    by casey stonecypher on Aug 12, 2012 at 4:58 pm

  22. I love, love, love carrot cake frosted with a thick spread of cream cheese frosting, complete with carrot decor….

    by donna on Aug 12, 2012 at 9:49 pm

  23. I love cobbler….there’s nothing better than hot, fresh peach cobbler with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream!

    by Kristin on Aug 12, 2012 at 9:49 pm

  24. My favorite dessert is brownies

    by Megan on Aug 23, 2012 at 8:02 pm

  25. Its a toss up between chocolate mousse cake or chocolate brownie cheesecake

    by Angela on Sep 4, 2012 at 5:44 pm

  26. Bourbon Strawberry Rhubarb Pavlova

    by April Wine on Oct 23, 2013 at 4:21 pm

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