Ha! I have finally have time, during this wonderful Presidents day Weekend, to blog!!!
Today I am making Apple-Pear crisp, from a recipe adapted by me from 101 Cookbooks.
I have scaled it down to fit exactly four people, and baked in individualized ramekins.
The topping is a bit different than usual, it has chew and is similar to granola. Some may prefer a bit less topping, and can reduce the recipe accordingly.
- 4 small apples
- 1 medium pear
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- Half a lemon (The juice)
- 1/2 cup rolled oats (I used quick cooking, haven't tried it with anything else)
- 1/4 cup whole wheat flour.
- 1/4 cup slivered almonds
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp plain yogurt
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- Small pinch salt (1/4 tsp-ish)
- Peel and core the apples and pears. Slice into wedges about a centimeter thick.
- Add the lemon juice and nutmeg.
- Divide evenly into 4 or 5 ramekins, or serve it "family style" in a 8x8 dish. (this can be done in advance.)
- Pre-heat oven to 350F. When the oven is hot, cook apples without topping for ten minutes.
- Prepare the flour, sugar, salt in a small mixing bowl.
- Melt the butter in a medium-small saucepan and cook until it starts to brown slightly.
- Add the cinnamon and stir.
- Add the oats and almonds and sauté on medium heat for 5-6 minutes, until the until has darkened slightly and a REALLY delicious smell of cinnamon, butter, and oats wafts out strongly.
- Pour the oats/almonds into the flour bowl and combine well. Add the yogurt and vanilla and stir into the mixture.
- When the apples have cooked ten minutes, remove them from the oven and spread the topping equally over each ramekin. Try to make it look "crumbled."
- Bake for 30-45 minutes, until the apples are soft and bubbling and the topping is crisp.
- Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream.