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Pear Rhubarb Brown Betty

Pear Rhubarb Brown Betty

Pears and rhubarb are combined in this homestyle comfort dessert.

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15 min
Prep Time
1 hr 10 min
Total Time


2 cups dried bread crumbs

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted

2 cups chopped fresh rhubarb

2 large pears, peeled, cored, cut into 1/2-inch slices

1 tablespoon water

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups sugar

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Combine bread crumbs and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in medium bowl; stir in butter just until moistened.

  2. STEP 2

    Toss together rhubarb, pears, water, lemon juice and vanilla in large bowl. Stir together sugar and remaining 1 teaspoon cinnamon in small bowl.

  3. STEP 3

    Sprinkle 2/3 cup bread crumb mixture over bottom of 9-inch deep-dish pie pan. Top with half of rhubarb-pear mixture; sprinkle with 3/4 cup sugar mixture. Top with 2/3 cup crumb mixture, remaining rhubarb-pear mixture, remaining sugar mixture and remaining crumb mixture.

  4. STEP 4

    Cover with aluminum foil. Bake 40 minutes. Remove foil; continue baking 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

  5. STEP 5

    Serve warm or at room temperature.

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Tip #1

Frozen rhubarb, thawed, well-drained, can be substituted for fresh rhubarb. Cover; bake for 50 minutes. Remove foil; continue baking as directed above.

Tip #2

Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition (1 serving)

390 Calories
13 Fat (g)
30 Cholesterol (mg)
330 Sodium (mg)
66 Carbohydrates (g)
3 Dietary Fiber
4 Protein (g)
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