Saturday, April 18, 2015

Pine-Apple Pear Crisp

Needs a small scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream!
Last week after celebrating Easter there were a few leftovers in the fridge.  What treasures!  I'd used the crushed Pineapple in a very old family fave recipe for Polish Cheesecake.  Triple Yum!  Now it's been weeks since I'd baked a Crisp, so the dessert with baked fruit that's topped with crunchiness was on my mind!  Yes, I'm back to peeling & slicing Apples!  All of the ingredients were on hand. No pun intended.  In addition to the Apples, I spied 2 Pears, so I was on my way.  We also had Vanilla Ice Cream in the freezer. 

Crushed drained Pineapple was added to the slices of Pears & Cortland Apples in my rose colored Pyrex baking dish.  Then, Craisins were sprinkled in.  They always add a great flavor to a Crisp.

While this dessert was baking the aroma of the sweet fruits was so yummy!  After it cooled we enjoyed digging our spoons into our servings.  Yes, a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream was on top. 
Pine-Apple Pear Crisp
is so good!

Pine-Apple Pear Crisp

Oven Temperature: 375°F
Time: 45 - 50 Minutes

 4 - 5 peeled sliced large apples - I use McIntosh, Cortland
       &/or Empire apples
2 ripened Pears, peeled, cut into slices
8 ounces crushed Pineapple, drained
3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup Old Fashioned Oats
3/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
1/3 Cup + 1 Tablespoon softened Butter or Margarine
1/4 Cup Craisins

  1.  Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2.  Spray PAM in 8" x 8" glass baking pan.
  3.  Rinse Apples & Pears under cold running water & dry.
  4.  Peel & slice Apples & Pears. 
  5.  Place peeled sliced Apples & Pears in pan. 
  6.  Add Craisins and mix in. 
  7.  Thoroughly mix remaining ingredients together in small bowl.
  8.  Sprinkle over apples. 
  9.  Bake 45- 50 Minutes or until Apples & Pears are tender. 
  10.  Serve warm or chilled with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream. 
  11.  When cool, cover & refrigerate any leftovers.
Whenever I have extra crushed Pineapple, this will be my "go to" dessert!



~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I always made apple crisp when I could eat sugar. I miss baking dishes like this. I still can eat a few craisins though and they are delicious. Enjoy your weekend my friend! Hugs, Diane

JG said...

Lavender Dreamer- It's best to go with the flow & stay with your food program. Spring is here!