Thursday, January 13, 2011

Lazy Fruit Crisp

It’s probably obvious by now that apples and pears are among my favorites to use in desserts. Nothing is as comforting as warm fruit spiced by cinnamon and paired with a buttery crust. I wanted to serve dessert but didn’t have a lot of time to make it, so I decided to make a crisp. This recipe is “lazy” because it comes together with minimal effort. Just chop the apple and pear (no peeling required), stir together the crisp from on-hand ingredients, and then bake until the fruit is soft and everything melds together. Of course, we ate ours with ice cream. Enjoy!

Lazy Fruit Crisp
1 Granny Smith apple, chopped
1 Bartlett pear, chopped
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Pinch of salt
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds
1/2 cup butter, melted

1. Combine apple and next 4 ingredients in a small bowl. Pour mixture into a pie plate. Combine oatmeal and next 4 ingredients; arrange over top of apple mixture.
2. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until fruit is tender.

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