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Nothing says fall more than apples and pears and a crisp is THE fall dessert. This apple pear crisp is easy to make, is full of flavor, and bakes while you enjoy dinner. Top with ice cream or fresh whipped cream to top it off.

Apple pear crisp with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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I love making individual desserts and in fall my family loves crisps. It’s just a tradition in our house.

A variety of produce.

When I received this gorgeous bounty of produce from Melissa’s I had so many ideas in mind. 

When my husband asked what I was going to do with all these fruits and vegetables, I answered with, “I don’t know. Do you have any ideas?” He responded, “You know I love a good crisp”.

So that’s how this recipe came to be. To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of pears but my youngest son and husband love them so I decided to mix them with apples. 

Chopped apples and pears in a bowl with spices and sugar.

The key to any good crisp is to coat the diced fruit with spices and sugar. It’s where all the flavor comes from.

I always keep apple pie spice and pumpkin pie spice in my spice cabinet just for recipes like this one. I always make my own too, from the spices I have on hand. If you bake you probably have everything to make both on hand. Mix a batch of each up and you’ll use them all fall baking season long.

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When I saw the Nairn’s biscuits I thought they would add great flavor to the crisp topping. I was right. I used the original variety but other flavors would work too. 

As I mentioned, this recipe makes 2 but it is easily doubled for more servings. You could even make it in a 1 ½ quart baking dish, increasing the amount of fruit and topping, for more servings. 

Apple pear crisp with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Apple Pear Crisp

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Nothing says fall more than apples and pears and a crisp is THE fall dessert. This apple pear crisp is easy to make, is full of flavor, and bakes while you enjoy dinner.

Ingredients

Topping

  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 (1.41 oz) package of Nairn's Gluten-Free Oat Grahams, coarsely crushed
  • ¼ cup old fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, I used Dixie Crystals
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons cold butter, cubed

Filling

  • 1 pear, peeled, cored and diced, used Melissa's Produce
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and diced, I used Melissa's Produce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Zest from one lemon, I used Melissa's Produce
  • ¼ teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, I used Dixie Crystals
  • 4 teaspoons flour
  • Softened butter for greasing dishes
  • Vanilla ice cream or freshly whipped cream for serving

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl combine diced apples and pear with lemon juice, lemon zest, apple pie spice, granulated sugar, and 4 teaspoons flour. Stir well to combine. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl combine, all topping ingredients except butter. Whisk to combine.
  3. Using a pastry cutter, or your fingers, cut in cold, cubed butter until mixture comes together and the oats hold in clumps. Set aside
  4. Prepare 2 mini cocottes or other 12-ounce ovenproof baking dishes by greasing with softened butter, set aside.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  6. Divide apple and pear mixture between the 2 cocottes. It's ok if it's overflowing a bit.
  7. Top with oat mixture, dividing evenly between cocottes. This too will be overflowing, just pat it down a bit.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 40 minutes until topping is brown and the mixture is a bit bubbly.
  9. Remove from the oven and let sit for about 10 minutes before serving. Top with a scoop of ice cream or fresh whipped cream for serving, if desired.

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Christie

Sunday 27th of September 2020

Those oat grams make the perfect topping! Great flavor and not too sweet. And loving all the apple and pear goodness in there, too!

Val - Corn, Beans, Pigs & Kids

Tuesday 8th of September 2020

Yum! This looks so good and I love apples & pears together.

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