Thursday, January 21, 2010

Pear & Apple Crisp

This is absolutely delicious! It's great for entertaining as you can put it in individual dishes which is super fun and feels a little extra special! I've tweeked this recipe just a tad and made it for four servings...


  • 2 pears
  • 3 apples (make sure to get a type that's crispy and firm)

  • grated orage zest (I never measure zest...just zest an orange and have fun!)

  • grated lemon zest (see above)

  • freshly squeezed orange juice...again don't worry about measuring...just squeeze the orange you zested

  • freshly squeezed lemon zest (see above)

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1/8 cup flour

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Peel and core the pears and apples and cut them into large chunks. Place the fruit in a bowl and toss with the zests, juices, granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Now, either put it all in a large baking dish, or individual ramekins.

Now here's what you need for the best part -- the TOPPING!!
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • lil over a 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 6 tablespoons butter - diced

Combine the flour, sugars, salt, oatmeal, and cold butter in an electric mixer. Mix on low speed for a couple minutes, or until the mixture is in large crumbles. Sprinkle over the fruit, covering the it completely. Try not to get it all over the counter like I did... :) Oh one more little tip...this topping is delicious...go ahead...taste it...or eat it by the spoonfuls like my husband and I one will ever know...

You're all set. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes - 1 hour, until all brown and bubbly. Serve warm and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you about the topping. Definitely must eat some before it is cooked. I love this recipe.