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Saturday, January 29, 2005

Apple, Pear and Cranberry Crisp

This feels like the right kind of weather to make a warm apple crisp. I wanted to try a new recipe for this old favorite, so I looked around the web for some ideas. I was pleased to find a recipe for Apple, Pear and Cranberry Crisp on allrecipes.com. This crisp came out very well...so well that by the end of the day there was barely any left in the pan!

Apple, Pear and Cranberry Crisp
Adapted from recipe seen on allrecipes.com
Serves 6-8
Total time needed: One hour

2 apples - peeled, cored, and cubed
2 pears - peeled, cored, and cubed
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup butter

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8 inch baking dish.
Mix the apples, pears, cranberries, 1 tablespoon flour, honey, and lemon juice in the prepared dish.

2. In a bowl, mix 1/2 cup flour, brown sugar, oats, walnuts, and butter to the consistency of coarse crumbs. Sprinkle loosely over the fruit mixture. Here's how mine looked at this stage:

3. Bake 45 minutes or until brown and crisp on top. This is what mine looked like emerging from the oven:

This apple, pear and cranberry crisp is absolutely delicious and I love the combination of the three fruits. It's a nice twist on the traditional apple crisp. This is also extremely easy to make. In fact, I made it with our Lima Bean "helping me"and even her little 21-month-old self could patiently hang in there during the prep work and clean up. I think she could tell the tasty end result would be worth her efforts.