Apple-Pear Crisp
While we've used a combination of apples and pears for this sweet, crunchy topped dessert, you could just as easily use 3 pounds of only pears or only apples. Or create your own combo.
  • 1-1/2 pounds pears, peeled and thickly sliced
  • 1-1/2 pounds apples, peeled and thickly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 5 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. In an 8-inch square baking pan, toss the pears and apples with the lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of the granulated sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of the cinnamon, and the salt.

2. In a small bowl, mix together the remaining 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, the brown sugar, and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Stir in the flour.

3. With a pastry blender or 2 knifes, cut the butter into the sugar-flour mixture. Sprinkle the mixture over the fruit and bake 40 minutes or until the fruit is tender and bubbling and the top is golden brown.

Nutritional Information
Per serving: 212 calories, 2.7g total fat (1.3g saturated), 5mg cholesterol, 5g dietary fiber (1.3g soluble), 50g carbohydrate, 1g protein, 99mg sodium.
Good source of: fiber.

Date Published: 09/19/2005 > Printer-friendly Version

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