Pinterest Follow Button
Family Favorite Recipes Family Favorites
Mr Espresso
like us on Facebook

Apple or Pear Crisp

No recipe image available.One of the beloved comfort desserts. Apples or pears are lightly spiced, then baked tender beneath a layer of buttery crumbs.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 medium-size apples or pears or a combination (about 2 1/4 pounds) peeled, cored and sliced
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 cup water
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
Lightly sweetened whipping cream for accompaniment (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Place prepared apples or pears in a greased 8-inch square baking pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and water; mix lightly.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, mix sugar and flour. Using a pastry blender to cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; evenly sprinkle crumbs over fruit mixture.
  4. Bake for 1 hour or until fruit is tender when pierced and crust is lightly browned.
  5. Serve with a dollop of lightly sweetened whipped cream, if desired.

Makes 4 servings.