By: Text: Julianna Grimes
Photo: John Autry
Nothing says comfort like a warm crisp or crumble, and ripe, seasonal pears make a delicious base for these easy dishes. Pear Crisp with Amaretti Topping calls for slightly under-ripe, firm pears that will hold up to long cooking time. A crunchy topping of Italian almond macaroons and a dollop of sweetened whipped cream is the crowning touch.