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Pear greens and chestnut crumb:
In fruit bottom:
3 ounces pear
1 eighth cup plus 1 tablespoon (1 ounce) non roasted sunflower seeds
  or 1 ounce other nut or seed
1 eighth cup  (.9 ounce) non ground dried beans
1 tablespoon (.3 ounce) non ground wheat grains
  or 2 tablespoons rolled oats
1 teaspoon (.07 ounce) spinach powder
  or 1 ounce fresh or frozen spinach 
1 ounce cos, bibb, or romaine lettuce plus 1 
     teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons (.3 ounce) canola oil
1 tablespoon (.5 ounce) sugar
1 pinch salt

In crumb crust:
1 tablespoon (.33 ounce) chestnut flour
  or 1 half ounce dried chestnut halves
1 eighth cup (.6 ounce) whole wheat flour
  or 1 tablespoon non ground wheat grains
2 teaspoons (.3 ounce) sugar in crumb crust
Put into a mixing bowl and mix: 1 tbsp chestnut flour 1 eighth cup wheat flour, and 2 teaspoons sugar.

Mix.

Remove cores and skin from fruit to yield 3 ounces. Into a 2-cup or larger blender put: pear, lettuce, 1 tablespoon non ground dried beans, 1 eighth cup plus 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds, 1 tablespoon non ground wheat grains, and 3 eighths cup water and process into a sauce.

Put the sauce into a microwaveable portion bowl that can be covered, a 4-inch wide mug works well.

Add 1 teaspoon spinach powder, 2 teaspoons oil, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 1 pinch salt and mix.

Sprinkle the flour/sugar mixture on top of the fruit/grain/bean/spinach, do not stir, spread somewhat evenly. Heat, covered, in a microwave oven that has a rotissoire for 7 minutes 40 seconds.
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Math:
Add 5 seconds for oven to begin heating.
Plus 20 seconds to heat container.
Ignore top crust for now:
To bring to boiling temperature: 10.1 ounces X 20 equals 202 seconds.
Dry weight is total weight minus total water (10.1 - 6.6) = 3.5 ounces.
Water to leave in is equal to 45/55 times dry weight (45/55 X 3.5) = 2.86 ounces.
Water to remove is total water minus water left in (6.6 - 2.86) = 3.74 ounce.
Plus to evaporate excess water: 46 seconds per ounce x 3.74 = 172.
To replace heat lost to air: 172/60 minutes X 10 seconds per minute = 28 plus 28/60 X 10 = 5 for a total of 33 seconds.
Plus to heat topping: 1.23 ounces X 20 seconds per ounce = 25 seconds.
Assume fruit and lettuce is 90 percent water, and bottom filling will be 50 percent water.
That is to make the final product to be about 40 percent water overall.
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Allow to cool, covered, for 15 minutes before eating. Good hot or at room temperature.

Moderately tangy and sweet, slightly bitter, chestnut flavor noticeable, bottom layer is mostly soft and moist like turkey stuffing, top crust is most powdery and crumbly.
 


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