Pear Apple Crisp

One of my absolute FAVORITE desserts at home, was {and, well… IS.} apple crisp. Straight outa the oven topped off with some whipped cream and chopped nuts? Dang deliciousness right there. In an attempt to be healthy{ishhhh}, I used whole wheat flour in this recipe. And originally, it only had a third cup of butter in the whole thing. BUT in the middle of baking time, my mom took it out, asked how much butter was in there, and upon hearing my answer, shoved another good amount on top. One cup it is, then!

I can't say that was a bad idea though. Instead of being very "crisp" it turned out quite the opposite. Everything melted together nicely, creating a carmely, gooey, texture with some crunch from the oats and nuts. It also had some good flavor going on! With both pears and apples, and cinnamon and nutmeg, it literally tasted like heaven in a bowl. As soon as I took it out of the oven, I took a bite. went back for seconds. thirds. fourths. The rest is history. Yummy history at that! 

Pear Apple Crisp
2 pears 
3 apples 
{both peeled and thinly sliced}
1 1/4 c. flour {divided}
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 c. white sugar
1/2 c. dark brown sugar
1/2 c. oats
1 c. butter, softened

Preheat oven to 350ºF. In a large bowl, toss the apples and pears with 1/2 c. flour, white sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Place in a glass pie dish and set aside. In a separate bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar, 3/4 c. flour, and oats. Pour mixture on top of the apple/pear layer. Bake on low heat for 40-50 minutes. Serve warm with whipped cream and chopped nuts. 

Random question: Do you guys like your crisps warm or cold? 
Maybe I'm super weird {duhhh.}, but I like mine after it's been in the fridge for awhile. SO GOOD!

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  1. Yum! I like them warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

  2. I adore apple crisps - they are my favorite dessert on the planet, no joke. The addition of pear is wonderful and what a perfect dessert for the cooler weather. Although, your question is mind boggling b/c I don't think I could choose between warm apple pear crisp or cold apple pie crisp right from the fridge! I like them warm AND cold. :)

  3. oh my gosh. this looks delicious! apple crisp is amazing, and with a little pear too, sounds tasty. yum! gonna have to try this one!


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