So we have a lot of pies and crisps for breakfast.
Crisps are easy because all you have to do is cut up the fruit, sprinkle on some sugar if you need it and toss on a topping. Easy squeezy.
We had a few plums in the fridge that needed to be eaten, but there were only five of them. I cut them up anyway but I needed something else to add to it. A can of pears!
And we have a jar of tapioca granules that I picked up at Freedom Country Store, just north of Worthington. Tapioca granules make good thickener.
This is what I did:
- 1 can pears [29 oz.] in heavy syrup
- 5 plums, cut up and seeded
- 2 Tablespoons tapioca granules [or flakes]
- 1/4 C sugar
- 1/2 C flour
- 1/2 C oats
- 1/4 C butter
- dash cinnamon
- dash salt
If you use the pastry blender, leave the oats out until everything else is chopped up nicely. Then stir in the oats. Eric says if you just use the food processor, you don't have to remember to leave the oats out. You can just toss it all in.
He's got a point.
Note: Even with the 2 Tablespoons of tapioca, it could still have been a bit thicker. If you want thick, then bump up the tapioca to 3 Tablespoons instead of two.