Apple Pear Crisp

What goes better with a dinner of chili and green chile corn bread on a rainy winter day than an apple pear crisp? The beautiful golden Asian pears are from my in-laws' garden.

Prep: 30 minutes
Bake: 30 minutes
Oven:  375 degree F
Makes: 8 servings

5 cups diced and peeled apples and pears
2 T granulated sugar
1/2 c rolled oats
1/2 c packed brown sugar
1/4 c unbleached all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 c butter
1/4 c walnuts

1. In a mixing bowl, stir diced fruit with granulated sugar. Pour into pie plate.
2. For topping, in a medium bowl combine oats, brown sugar, flour, and spices. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in nuts. Sprinkle topping over fruit.
3. Bake for 30 minutes, topping should be golden. Serve warm.

Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book 75th Anniversary Edition.


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