Apple-Pear Crisp

Apples and pears come together in this essential Fall dessert, pairing tender fruit, with a crunchy oatmeal topping.

Apple-pear crisp recipe from @bakedbyrachel A must make Fall dessert!

Were you one of the many millions of people attempting to watch the Apple event yesterday?

Add me to the list of people having trouble viewing. I thought it was just me for the first half hour. Annoyed. In the kitchen, whipping up this fabulous apple-pear crisp, with the video cutting out on me repeatedly. Not that I needed to know about the phone or any other releases. I already knew I’d be upgrading my phone soon because I can only handle cracks in the screen for so long!

It was more that I just expected it to work and not repeatedly fail on me. We have become so accustomed to things just working that when they don’t, it’s the end of the world – in a totally exaggerated fashion of course.

At least I had this crisp to enjoy and ease away my annoyance over broken technology.

Apple-pear crisp recipe from @bakedbyrachel A must make Fall dessert!

Every year I go apple crisp and apple pie crazy. I can’t get enough. It’s the best time of the year.

I decided to switch things up this year and make it an apple-pear crisp. Two absolutely essential Fall fruits that pair great together. Tender and flavorful fruit, coated in cinnamon and brown sugar, with a crunchy oatmeal topping.

For an extra special treat, top it off with homemade caramel sauce or serve with homemade vanilla bean ice cream!

Add this apple-pear crisp to your Fall baking plans!

Apple-pear crisp recipe from @bakedbyrachel A must make Fall dessert!

Apple Pear Crisp

Apples and pears come together in this essential Fall dessert, pairing tender fruit, with a crunchy oatmeal topping.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple
Servings: 4 plus

Ingredients

Topping:

  • 1/4 C light brown sugar
  • 1/4 C all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 C old fashioned oats
  • 6 Tbsp cold butter

Filling:

  • 4 C apples
  • 2 C pears
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 C light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Prepare oatmeal topping. In a medium bowl combine brown sugar, oatmeal, flour and cinnamon. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until only small pieces remain. Set aside.
  • Peel and slice apples and pears into 1/4-inch slices. Toss with lemon juice to prevent browning while continuing to work.
  • In a medium bowl, combine remaining flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar and vanilla. Add to apples and pears, tossing to coat.
  • Transfer to an 8x8 square baking dish. Bake for 45 minutes or until fruit is tender and oatmeal topping is crisp.
  • Serve with optional vanilla ice cream, whipped cream or caramel sauce.

Notes

Recipe serves roughly 4-6.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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