Apple Pear Crisp – Wonderful Fall Dessert

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Apple pear crisp is a wonderful fall dessert. Easy to make and delicious to devour. This dessert will bring fall right into the home with its wonderful aroma.
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Serves: 8-10
INGREDIENTS
  • 4-5 Granny Smith apples (peel, core and slice)
  • 3 Bartlett pears (peel and slice)
  • ½ cup walnuts (chopped)  – pecans can be subsituted if desired
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ stick butter
  • 2 cups flour (unsifted)
  • 1 cup brown sugar (lightly packed)
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 400°
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour and brown sugar. Add 1 cup of butter and mix on low speed until crumbly.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk sugar, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon together and set aside.
  4. Peel, core and slice apples and pears. Put in a large bowl, add nuts.
  5. Mix in sugar mixture and stir until all fruit and nuts are coated well.
  6. Pour fruit mixture into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  7. Add the remaining ¼ cup butter (sliced) and just place on top of the fruit mixture randomly.
  8. Add the flour mixture on top of fruit and spread evenly.
  9. Bake uncovered at 400° for 40 minutes.
  10. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.
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