Monday, September 29, 2008

Monday Recipe - Peach Pear Crisp

I noticed last week that the farmer's market was starting to bring in some pears, and there are still the last of the peaches on hand. So I decided to get both and make a crisp (the pears were Asian pears, so they look like green apples with that nubbly pear skin). To be honest, it finished cooking last night after I'd already brushed my teeth, so I haven't tried it yet. I had so many pears and peaches that I ended up with three layers of fruit, topped with the sugar oatmeal mixture. I think if I make that much again, I may put a second layer of sugary goodness in the middle.

Note: for the quantity of fruit below, I'm really not sure how many I used, this is just a guess. I used a large casserole dish and it made three layers of sliced fruit, about half peaches, half pears (maybe slightly more of the former than the latter).

I'm making the same recipe with fresh picked apples next weekend.

Peach Pear Crisp

8 medium peaches, sliced
8 large Asian pears, sliced
1 1/2 C flour
2C brown sugar
3/4 C oatmeal
C butter, softened
t cinnamon
t cloves
1-2t minced ginger

Layer peaches and pears into the casserole dish. Totally personal preference, but I put the pairs on the bottom, then the peaches, and filled in the third layer with a little of both.

Mix together flour, sugar, oatmeal, spices, and ginger. Sprinkle over top of fruit until covered. Pop into the oven at 350 for about 50 minutes (or until browned on top).



Leah J. Utas said...

I've never baked with pears. I may give this a go. One more thing to do with seasonal fruit, thanks.

The Lethological Gourmet said...

This was my first foray into the pear world as well. We'll see how it is! I'll try to put a comment in tonight after I've had a chance to taste the recipe.... :)

Charlotte said...

Oooooh this looks divine! And I have been craving a crisp. Mmmm...

WeightingGame said...

re "it finished cooking last night after I'd already brushed my teeth, so I haven't tried it" all I can say is..."Does. Not. Compute." That is some serious willpower!