Archive | October, 2014

Warm Pear & Apple Crisp

I love this crisp as much as apple pie, maybe more. There is something so delicious about gooey caramel, warm and crumbly crisp and vanilla ice cream.


Oh yeah, and the fruit. 

The fruit is really just a vehicle for the crumb topping and ice cream in my opinion. Although, I do love the addition of asian pears to a traditional apple crisp, the texture is softer and just a tad sweeter than your typical tangy apple bite.

IMG_8823 I also added half of the crumble mixture to the fruit portion of the dessert. I love getting  bite of chewy, sweet oatmeal topping in every spoonful.


If you have some fall apples or pears that didn’t get cooked or you have a hankering for your house to smell like FALL-cinnamon, sugar and everything sweet, you must make this dish. 

IMG_8839 I cannot wait for Bowen to get home and try this dessert, I think it’s one of my favorites to date. Serve this for your friends in individual ramekins or make this for your family thanksgiving, you won’t be disappointed! 



Warm Pear & Apple Crisp
Asian pears and honey crisp apples are tossed with oatmeal, brown sugar and spices then baked and topped with a deliciously, chewy crumble! Must be served with good vanilla ice cream and a very large spoon
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  1. Topping Mixture (divided in half)
  2. 5 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
  3. 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  4. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  5. 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  6. 1/4 teaspoon all spice
  7. 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  8. 1 cup rolled oats
  9. 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces and chilled
Fruit Filling
  1. 2 cups apples (apples have been cored, and cut into small chunks)
  2. 2 1/2 cups asian pears (peeled, cored and cut into small chunks)
  3. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  4. 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  5. 1/2 the topping mixture
  1. For the Topping: Mix flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, oats, all spice and salt in medium bowl. Add butter; toss to coat. Pinch butter chunks and dry mixture between fingertips until mixture looks like crumbly wet sand. Next, toss cut apples, pears, sugar, lemon juice in medium bowl and add part of the topping mixture to fruit.
  2. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 375 degrees. Scrape fruit mixture with rubber spatula into 8-inch square baking pan and distribute topping evenly over fruit; bake for 40 minutes. Bake until fruit is bubbling and topping is deep golden brown, if topping begins to burn, cover with foil. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream
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