Yesterday was the first day of Fall. It was a lovely 94 degree day here in South Louisiana. Ugh. I love Fall, and it may be here on the calendar, but someone forgot to tell the weather. Oh well, maybe next week (or month) will be more pleasant. In the meantime, I will make Fall inspired dishes and dream of falling leaves and sweater weather. Speaking of Fall inspired dishes...
PEAR APPLE CRISP
2 (15 oz) cans sliced pears in extra light syrup (reserve the syrup)
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
3 TBS reserved pear syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp corn starch
1/2 stick butter, softened
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup oats
1 tsp cinnamon (plus more for sprinkling)
pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Drain the pears, reserving the syrup. Place the drained pears in a baking dish.
Add the peeled, sliced apples to the baking dish.
Sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon over the apples and pears and stir.
In a small bowl, mix 3 TBS of the reserved pear syrup, vanilla extract and cornstarch (I use a whisk).
Pour this over the pears and apples and stir gently.
Make a crumble by mixing together oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt.
Add softened butter. Using a fork, mix until crumbly.
Sprinkle over the pears and apples.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly and crisp on top.
Let sit for 5-10 minutes before serving.
This is a simple recipe that really feels like Fall. It makes your kitchen smell amazing, too! Plus, it tastes great! You can't beat that. Happy Fall Y'all!