Monday, February 24, 2014

Apple-Pear Crisp with Peanut Butter

Funny story about this recipe...

The original recipe comes from the February 2014 issue of Good Housekeeping magazine.  It caught my eye right away when I saw the unique crisp topping made with peanut butter!  I had a few nights alone ahead of me and all the ingredients patiently waiting in my kitchen.  I halved the recipe and had dessert for myself for 3 nights!

The funny thing is...on a recent flight to Indiana, the woman next to me was reading the same magazine and I commented that I had just made this dessert!  She said she would think of me when she made it after she returned home.  Wonder if she tried it out and what she thought?

Here is how you can make it.  Let me know what you think!

Apple-Pear Crisp with Peanut Butter


1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
3 small Gala apples, peeled and chopped
2 medium pears, peeled and chopped
1 Tablespoon water
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup chunky peanut butter
3 Tablespoons whole wheat flour
Vanilla ice cream


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Spread oats in single layer on jelly-roll pan.  Toast 5-8 min or until golden brown, stirring once halfway through.

Meanwhile, in a 4-qt saucepan, combine apples, pears, water, sugar, cinnamon, and ginger.  Cook on medium for 10-12 min or until sugar dissolves and fruit softens, stirring occasionally.  Remove from heat.  Stir in cranberries.  Pour into a shallow 2 quart baking dish.

In a medium bowl, combine oats, peanut butter, and flour.  With fingers, rub to form small clumps.  Sprinkled over fruit mixture in baking dish.  Bake 15-20 minutes or until browned and bubbling.  Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Serves 6.


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