Sunday, February 6, 2011

Apple and Pear Crisp

When I tasted this crisp I almost cried. It had a beautiful blend of pear and apple and the lemon gave it this freshness I had never experienced in food before. I took a dish to Dad before it cooled off.  
Submitted by Christie

4 pears, peel, core and cut into chunks
6 apples, peel, core and cut into chunks
1 orange (1 tsp zest and 2 Tbsp juice
1 lemon (1 tsp zest and 2 Tbsp juice
½ cup sugar
¼ cup flour
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ground nutmeg

1 ½ cup flour
¾ cup sugar
¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
½ tsp salt
1 cup old fashioned oatmeal
2 sticks cold butter, diced

Place cut fruit in large bowl, add zest and juice, sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour into 9x13 baking dish.

Topping: Combine all ingredients in bowl, using electric mixer until mixture becomes large crumbs. Sprinkle evenly and completely over fruit.

Bake at 350 for 50 – 60 minutes, until top is brown and fruit is bubbly. Serve warm.