5 cups (1.25 L) peeled, cubed pears (about 5 pears)
1 cup (250 mL) sugar, divided
1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice
1 pkg (142 g) Ocean Spray® Craisins® Dried Cranberries Original
1/2 cup (125 mL) butter (1 stick), cut in 8 slices
3/4 cup (175 mL) all-purpose flour
1 cup (250 mL) honey roasted almonds, divided
Vanilla ice cream, optional
Preheat oven to 375ºF (190 ºC). Lightly grease 11x7-inch (28 cm x 18 cm) glass baking dish. Toss pears with ½ cup (125 mL) sugar and lemon juice. Stir in Craisins® . Spread in prepared dish.
Place remaining ½ cup sugar (125 mL), butter, flour and ¾ cup(175 mL) almonds in food processor bowl. Pulse until almonds are fine and mixture is crumbly. Pour into medium bowl. Add remaining almonds; toss to mix. Sprinkle mixture evenly over fruit; press down lightly.
Bake 50 minutes or until fruit is bubbly and pears are tender. Cool slightly. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, if desired.
Makes 8 to 10 servings.