Mixed Fruit: Pear Apple Crisp

posted by marlaoh 06-16-103 7:06 AM

Pear Apple Crisp

3 ripe pears peeled, cored and thinly sliced ( about 3 1/2 cups )
2 tart apples, such as Granny Smith, Jonathon, or Greening, peeled, cored and sliced (about 2 1/2 cups )
2 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. bourbon, applejack, brandy or apple cider
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. allspice
2 tbsp. unsalted butter or margarine, chilled
1 tbsp. vegetable oil

Preheat the oven to 350 F. In a large bowl, toss together the pears, apples, lemon juice, bourbon, and vanilla. Transfer to a 9 inch pie plate.

In a medium-size bowl, stir together the flour, sugar , cinnamon and allspice. With a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs, then stir in vegetable oil.

Spoon the mixture on top of the fruit. Bake 30 minutes, then remove from the oven and spoon some of the juice over the topping.

Bake 15 minutes more or until fruit is soft and the topping is crisp.
Serves 6 to 8.

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