With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Apple Pear Crisp or Apple Blueberry Crisp

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Apple Pear Crisp or Apple Blueberry Crisp

I can't think of any dessert that is more comforting than a fruit crisp. The fabulous crumbly topping covering sweet bubbly fruit is near perfection with or without a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  This recipe combines two different fruit and I have made substitutions.

Once when pears were not in season, I used blueberries instead. The result was just as delicious. Since I usually have apples in the fridge and blueberries in the freezer, this is a dessert recipe I turn to often. It always brings compliments and recipe requests.


Apple Pear (or Blueberry) Crisp
Original Recipe Source: Ina Garten

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Ingredients
2 pounds ripe Bosc pears (4 pears) OR 1 pint blueberries
2 pounds firm Macoun 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 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
1/2 pound (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, diced

Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Peel, core, and cut the apples into large chunks. Place the apples and pears in a large bowl and add the zests, juices, sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour into a 9 by 12 by 2-inch oval baking dish.

For the topping:

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.

Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, until the top is brown and the fruit is bubbly. Serve warm with ice-cream.
Ready to go into the oven

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45 comments:

Carol said...

Looks fantastic! I love that first shot, beautiful and delicious.

Debbie said...

Oh my I can practically smell this...sounds soo good!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh my...eating at your house must be a complete joy! This looks wonderful....and then your talent with the camera, oh my, all inspires me to go cook!

Pondside said...

I love anything with the word 'crisp' in the title! Your recipes look like just the sort of old fashioned crisps I like. When I was growing up my mother always served her crisps with sour cream, and when I am feeling nostalgic, I do too.

Suzanne said...

Oh my those dishes look fabulous! Pear and apple sound delicious together.

myletterstoemily said...

oh! these look delicious! thank you
for the recipe and pictures.

Cindy said...

This looks scrumptious. Your pictures make this look like I could dive in and eat it right now!!
This looks like a versatile recipe. I will be keeping this one!!

Have a great day..Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

Yum...perfect for a happy little Mayday Party. Have a great one!

Debbie Huffaker said...

Looks so yummy....wish I could smell over the computer!!! ;-)

Walking on Sunshine... said...

They both look so delicious! Great photos! Your work is so beautiful! Enjoy your day!

Susan said...

Oh man oh man, LDH, that looks LUSH. Mmm mmm mmm I'd like some right now, with milk. Yummy. Susan

EMMA said...

They sound delicious and look Fantastic!! beautiful photography!

Winnie said...

It looks fabulous!
Love the color and combination of flavors :)

Olga said...

It looks so delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe and these great photos.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Oh, these look FABULOUS!! I love the homey look of a crisp -- no fussiness and always so GOOD!!

Blessings!
Gail

NanaDiana said...

Lorraine- You always post the best recipes! I love this. This is something I would make for a follow up dessert to a Sunday meal! I am saving it to my files. xo Diana

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

Does this ever look GOOD! YUM!!! And your photos are fabulous. I'd like some right off the page. And I don't even need a scoop of ice cream!

Sue said...

As always you make it looks so easy and delicious, Thank you for sharing such wonderful recipes, ( all the time).
Hugs,
Sue

Ann said...

Either one would work for me, that looks so good

Leann said...

I'll take a scoop of both with the ice cream please:)

Leann

Heather said...

Oh YUm!!! Looks Fantastic I will take 2 pieces please hehehe Love Heather

Slice of Southern said...

Heavenly! I’d love it if you stop by and link up another recipe on Southern Sundays. The party is going on now! http://www.asliceofsouthern.blogspot.com
Hope to see you there!

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Gracious! It looks and sounds amazing.

podso said...

I love your recipes and the way you present them! I will save this on my pint. site, I'm eager to try it with the blueberries! Thanks!

Paula said...

Looks yummy! I am going to pin this!

lisastuf said...

This looks so delicious! I've really got to try it!
Your photography is beautiful also, I love looking at your blog and am happy to have found you through FPTFY "Whatever You Want Wednesday"!
I am now a follower and would love it if you could stop by and visit me at my blog!
Thanks!
Lisa H.
lisastuf.blogspot.com

Swede Dreamer said...

My mouth is watering...love your photos!! Angie

Maple Lane said...

Looks and sounds so good. John once worked with a lady who would let us pick blueberries around the 4th of July each year. They were delicious.

Mom Photographer said...

great recipe and beautiful pictures!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love fruit crisps and cobblers. These looks so scrumptious, Lorraine. I shouldn't have come here right before dinner - I'm drooling!

Beth said...

I used to have this recipe, but have lost it over the years and haven't been able to find the right one online until now with yours! I'm going to have to make this soon! I can almost taste it and I like the idea of the apple and blueberry together. Mmmmm....

Mindie Hilton said...

Your pics are incredible. Looks so good.

Julie said...

Yum! I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:
http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/05/show-your-stuff-22.html

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

Apple crisp is one of my favorite desserts! Thanks for sharing at my party! Have a great weekend :)

Thrifty Miss Smith said...

Looks Oh so delish!! My best friend would flip over that apple pear crisp.. pinning it so I can make it for her bday!! Thanks for the great recipe ;)

allisamazing said...

Oh, I so love Apple Blueberry Crisp. Now I am going to have to make some - yours looks so good! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a fun mosaic! Love the addition of the zest, bet this was great:@)

The Tablescaper said...

I love a good crisp. They're so easy and delicious. I like the concept of adding the pear. A bit different. Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Barbara said...

Oh, I just love crisps! You can't go wrong with an Ina recipe. Thanks for sharing. My husband will appreciate it. :)

bj said...

THUD !

Six Sisters said...

This recipe looks so yummy! We hope to see you back next week to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Thanks for coming!! -The Sisters

Heather Kaluf said...

This looks so divine! I must make some! New Follower
Thanks for linking up to our Sunday Round Up.
xoxo
Heather
www.HeatherlyLoves.com

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Looks incredible. I would make the blueberry. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe and for sharing your creative inspiration over at Sunday's Best! So want a piece now!!!

Richella said...

This looks absolutely, positively delicious! My mouth is watering from your photos.

Thank you so much for joining Grace at Home. I really appreciate it. Bless you!

Holly Lefevre said...

Some of my favorite combinations for fruit. Your photos look amazing and I cannot wait to try this!

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