Apple or Pear Crisp

  • 4 medium-size Golden Delicious apples, or Anjou pears or Barlett pears or a combination (about 2 1/4 pounds), peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp 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) image placeholder

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Place prepared apples or pears in a greased 8-inch square baking pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and water; mix lightly.

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.

Bake for 1 hour or until fruit is tender when pierced and crust is lightly browned.

Serve with a dollop of lightly sweetened whipped cream, if desired.

Makes 4
Submitted by: Recipe Group Member
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