What to do with dozen remaining Bartlett Pears sitting on your counter, and you can't think of another thing to do with "pears".
Peel, quarter and cut out the core portion of a dozen pears. Cut the pears quarters into medium size chunks in a medium size bowl and set aside.
In a medium size bowl combine until crumbly looking:
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 cup old fashion oats
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Scoop out 1 cup, pack down into the cup some of the above mixture and set aside to be used for the topping.
In a 9" inch square baking dish press the remaining crumb mixture into the bottom of the baking dish. Top with cut up pears.
Now, in a small sauce pan combine 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, 1/2 cup of water. Bring to a boil, cook and stir for 1 or 2 mins. or until thickened and add 1/2 tsp. of vanilla. Pour over pears evenly and sprinkle with the remaining 1 cup crumb mixture.
Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 40- 45 mins. until bubbly and the crumb mixture is golden brown on the top. Yield 9 servings. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.