I used Red Anjou pears (because they’re beautiful), and Opalescent apples because they are very firm. Be sure to use good, firm baking apples like Granny Smith, Winesap, Braeburn, or even Gala.
For the filling:
3 large pears, washed and sliced
1 large apple, washed and sliced
1/4 cup dried currants
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons bourbon (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch ground cloves (Seriously! Just a pinch!)
2 tablespoons cornstarch
For the topping:
½ cup rolled oats
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees. Toss all filling ingredients in a large bowl; taste and adjust seasonings, transferring filling to an 8-inch pan.
Meanwhile, mix topping ingredients with hands (or a spoon) into a crumbly mixture. Sprinkle filling with topping.
Bake until crisp top is golden brown and filling is bubbly, 45 to 50 minutes. Serve warm with lightly sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
I love everything about this crisp! I will have mine with ice cream. Thanks:)
Love that you combined apples and pears – I don’t think this is done NEAR enough!
Jenny Flake says
LOVE is the first word that comes to mind here. It’s beautiful and perfect for Fall! Mmmm!
I would be more than happy to be served this “mistake!” It sounds amazing!
Cookin' Canuck says
Currants and cloves – now that is a combination I can get behind. Lovely dessert!
my kind of dessert on a cold evening — love the combination of fruits . . . keep messing up your creations, Sharon — we love the outcome!
Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker says
Love a good crisp!
Jen @ How To: Simplify says
I love a good crisp and this looks like it wouldn’t disappoint! But then again, your recipes never disappoint. They’re always so delicious! Yum!
The Rowdy Chowgirl says
This is the perfect fall crisp…apples and pears together? Brilliant!
I’ve been looking for a yummy Thanksgiving dessert to compliment the pies, and this sounds perfect!