Living in the Rogue Valley means that we are surrounded by organic orchards known for producing some of the most delicious produce in the world. This recipe, which Jules and the team craft up in A Batter of Life and Death, is the perfect bite of comfort with each spoonful. These apple pear crisps are a humble yet lovely dessert that captures the tone of the bakeshop and has been a most requested recipe for many years now.
Jules uses Royal Riviera pears and Lucy apples that are sweet and delicious with red flesh inside. 🍐🍎 However, you can use whatever pears or apples are fresh at your local farmer’s market or grocery store.
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Apple Pear Crisp
1 Lucy Apple
1 Royal Riviera Pear
¼ cup butter (softened) plus one tbsp for buttering ramekins
¼ cup oats
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ cup flour
½ tsp vanilla
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
Whipped cream or ice cream
Preheat oven to 350° F. Butter four ramekins and set aside. Peel and chop apple and sprinkle with lemon juice. Chop pear and sprinkle with lemon juice. Scoop portions of each into the bottom of the ramekins. In a mixing bowl, mix brown sugar, flour, oats, butter, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg together using a fork to form a crumb. Fill each ramekin with crumb topping. Place on baking sheet and bake at 350° F for twenty minutes or until the topping is nicely brown and the fruits are bubbling. Serve warm with a healthy dollop of whipped cream or ice cream.