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Absolutely fantastic! I doubled the fruit (not the crumble) and added 1/4 c. oats to the mixture. It was fantastic. I made a 9x9 pan and ate half if it right away. Didn't need ice cream, just had a bit of whipped cream with it warm and it was PERFECT! I will double the crumble next time...it was nice and crunchy. I baked at 400 for about 50 min to get the fruit "cubes" a chance to soften. Thanks!
Since going applepicking (and pear-picking!), I've made the recipe 5 times in the last 2 weeks! :) I double the recipe which makes it loads more fruity and substantial. I add rolled oats , more than a pinch of ground cinn (maybe 1/4 tsp) and cook at 400 for 45 minutes. Every time I've made it, it's been eaten up and raved about!
Superb recipe Sue. The blending of apple and pear were excellant the perfect ratio of tart and sweet. Thank you so much for sharing this simple, guest worthy dessert. I will be making this again often. Into my keeper box this goes.
This was an excellent crisp. I love the flavors of the pears and the apples together. Made for Star Tag.
We enjoyed this for dessert tonight with vanilla icecream and a dollop of cream and for the first time I did not have the DH say I prefer your apple pie and he did comment it was certainly better than the frozen commercial products. I would recommend using chilled butter especially if you make the crumble mix in a food processor (I used a mini one). I did not add the salt as I used low salted butter and used granny smith apples as we prefer their tarty taste. Thank you Sue L. Made for Recipe Swap #16 - May 2008.
Delicious!! My son and I made this one evening when we were craving something sweet, yet healthy. Very tasty and easy for a child to help with!! Thanks for sharing!
Wonderful! I couldn't eat enough of this! And it was soooo simple to make, and all of the ingrediants are usually on hand! I expected more of a crispy topping, but it's actually more like apple pie filling. I may try adding some oats next time. Thanks!
A tasty fruit dessert & the aroma is TDF when it comes out of the oven, Lorie. I did not prepare it myself, but we had the pleasure of having it served to us last mo by *SusieQusie* while visiting her in Dallas. SQ knows I am particularly fond of using pears in desserts & salads, so she chose well. Some chopped pecans (or walnuts) might be an excellent add to the topping to give it more textural crunch & it is great w/vanilla ice cream. Thx to you (& SQ) for sharing your recipe w/us. :-)
What a lovely smell in my kitchen as this baked! Neither my apples nor my pears were very sweet or juicy so I sprinkled some sugar over the fruit before adding the topping. The topping never really got a crumbly texture (maybe my butter was too soft) so I added some oatmeal to firm it up. Also, my _pinch_ of cinnamon was a very generous one. Baking time was a little longer - 40 minutes or so - most likely due to my firmer fruit. I loved the combination of fruits! Thanks for sharing your recipe.