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Pear & Apple Crisp


I love fall.  The leaves, pumpkins, college football…what could be better?

I especially love fall foods.  I went to the Ann Arbor Farmers’ Market a few weeks ago (which I HIGHLY recommend you check out if you live in A2)  and got the last of the pears for the season.  Turns out when you don’t go to the Farmers’ Market a few weekends in a row you miss out on the very short pear season. Luckily I got just enough pears to make a pear and apple crisp for an event at my sorority house last week.

Why a crisp?  Well, this summer I went through a peach crisp phase.  I was OBSESSED with peach crisp, and numerous variations of it: peach and raspberry, peach and nectarine, peach and rhubarb…I could go on and on.  While I am regarded in many circles as an exclusive chocoholic, there’s something about a fruit crisp (cobbler/crumble/whatever name you prefer) served warm that makes my mouth water.

I am still a huge fan of the crisp genre and decided to take advantage of the last of the pear season.  I adapted Ina Garten’s recipe and it turned out very well.   The recipe is very simple.  The most time-consuming part is peeling and cutting the apples and pears.  It’s a great fall dessert and is best served warm.  I like mine with a little ice cream as well!  Best of all, I left my sorority house with an empty dish, SUCCESS!

Click here for the recipe and more photos!


November 6, 2009 at 8:47 pm 7 comments

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