Thursday, September 3, 2015

Apple & Pear Crisp



























I love apple crisps, but now I love them even more with a blend of pears and a touch of orange zest. You can adapt this one easily into a pareve recipe by substituting the butter with the Earth Balance margarine sticks.

DURATION: 70 MIN | COOK TIME: 60 MIN | PREP TIME: 10 MIN | SERVING SIZE:6-8

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 pounds ripe Bosch pears (4 pears)
  • 2 pounds firm Cortland apples (6 apples)
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
For the Topping

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 ½ stick of cold butter

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Peel, core, and cut the pears and apples into nice chunks. Toss the fruit in a bowl with orange zest, juices, sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour into a 9 by 12 by 2-inch oval baking dish.

For the topping:

3. Combine the flour, sugars, salt, oatmeal, and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on low speed for 1 minute, until the mixture is in large crumbles. Sprinkle evenly over the fruit, covering the fruit completely.

4. Place the baking dish on a sheet pan and bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, until the top is brown and the fruit is bubbly. Serve warm.

This recipe was adapted from one made by Ina Garten.