Apple-Pear Crisp

Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
50 min
Serves
9
Difficulty
Easy
Recipe Details
Ingredients
  • 1 spray(s) cooking spray
  • 1 pound(s) fresh apple(s), Granny Smith, cored, cut into 1-inch-thick slices
  • 1 pound(s) pear(s), Bosc and/or Bartlett, cored, cut into 1-inch-thick slices
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 4 Tbsp dark brown sugar, unpackedTopping
  • 1 large egg(s)
  • 6 Tbsp dark brown sugar, unpacked
  • 1/4 tsp table salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup(s) uncooked rolled oats
  • 6 Tbsp light butter, melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Coat a 9- X 9-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Place apple and pear slices in a medium bowl. Toss with lemon juice and sugar; set aside.
  3. To make topping, in another medium bowl, beat egg. Add sugar, salt and cinnamon; mix to combine. Add oats; mix well.
  4. Spoon fruit into prepared baking dish and evenly sprinkle oat mixture on top; drizzle with melted butter. Bake until fruit starts to bubble and topping starts to brown, about 45 to 50 minutes. Allow crisp to cool for a minimum of 2 hours.* Cut into 9 pieces and serve. Yields 1 piece per serving.
Notes
*The longer the crisp is cooled, the more the fruit juices will be absorbed. If the crisp is cut after two hours, the fruit will be a compote-consistency. Let it sit longer and it will become quite firm.Peeling the fruit is optional. Add 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger for a more robust spice flavor. Try this recipe with other types of fruit: three pounds of pitted, quartered Italian plums also make a lovely crisp.

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