Monday, April 5, 2010

Apple & Pear Oatmeal Crisp

I was at the farmer’s market today with my friend Sara and I was surprised to find so many tasty apples still available in April. And since I bought a HUGE bag of Anjou pears at Trader Joe’s the other day, the decision to make this crisp was a no-brainer. The recipe list is short and the prep/cooking time is less than an hour. Perfect treat!

3 apples, peeled and sliced (use a crispy, sturdy apple like Honey Crisp, Granny Smith, etc.)
3 pears, peeled and sliced
1¼ cups whole wheat flour or oat flour, divided
1 cup oatmeal
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup sugar
1 stick unsalted butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon, divided
juice of 1 lemon
½ tsp salt

Here’s what you do:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine apples and pears. Sprinkle with ¼ cup sugar and ¼ cup flour, lemon juice and ½ tsp cinnamon. Mix well and pour into greased baking dish.

In a separate bowl, combine remaining flour, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon and oatmeal.

Melt butter and then add vanilla. Combine with flour mixture until mixture is moist. Crumble on top of fruit and bake for 35 minutes or until fruit is soft. Cool 10 minutes before serving.

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