Apple Pear Crisp

  • 2 apples -- peeled and sliced
  • 2 firm ripe pears -- peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
For the Streusel Topping:
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup cold butter -- cut into pieces

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Toss the apple and pear slices with the lemon juice and vanilla in a large bowl. Mix the cornstarch and 2 teaspoons of the cinnamon in small bowl. Sprinkle over the fruit; toss to coat well. Spoon into an 11x7-inch baking dish sprayed with no stick cooking spray.

For the topping, mix the brown sugar, flour, oats and 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon in a medium bowl. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until coarse crumbs form. Sprinkle the crumbs evenly over the fruit.

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until the fruit is tender and the topping is golden brown.

  • Yields: 6 (3/4-cup) servings
  • Preparation Time: 1 hour
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