Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Apples & Pears

What a wonderful combination.
Apples & Pears
My mother-in-law, Mary, 
helped cook an
 Apple and Pear Crisp for dessert.
She is turning 87 years old in July
 and loves to help in the kitchen. 
Our niece, Katlynn, helped too!
Lots of fun telling old stories 
and making each other laugh.
Cooking with the family is so important, especially when we don't live near each other. 
It's always a time to 
reconnect and enjoy memories.
A little of this and a little of that!
Apple Pear Crisp With Fresh Whipped Cream
Bon Appetit!

Ina Garten's
Apple and Pear Crisp Recipe


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


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Peel, core, and cut the pears and apples into large chunks. Place the fruit 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.
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.


  1. Hi Jody,

    Oh wow that sure does look good. Thanks for the recipe. Super cute pictures of two generations cooking and loving it.


  2. Dessert looks good! The experience looks priceless! I wanted to invite you to join the Rock 'N Share linky party...it runs each Wed.-Fri@midnight! Hope to see you there!


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