I've officially made and started a New Year's resolution for the first time in my life!
2017 is the year for me to finally lose some weight and we just got a family membership at the local YMCA. I'm holding myself accountable with the help of my boyfriend to make it to the Y at least 12 times a month so we can get our health insurance discount.
I know, posting a dessert and talking about losing weight?!? Haha, it's all about moderation!
I actually made this dessert a couple months ago, and now am finally getting around to posting it. Sweets aren't typically my thing, and that's why you see more savory recipes posted here.
It's portion control for me and it's going to be a major life change.
My siblings and I grew up with my mom making this dessert every fall with just apples. We had a huge apple tree that produced hundred of apples every fall and what better to make than this apple crisp.
My most favorite memory was sneaking some of the crisp from the bowl before it was sprinkled over top of the apples.
The butter and sugar combo was delicious and we always had to stop ourselves from grabbing seconds so there was enough for the entire top of the pan.
You can use just apples for this recipe, but the pears are a wonderful addition and plus they go perfectly with the apples.
This is now a favorite of my daughter's and I hope she makes this recipe with her kiddos someday!
Do you have a favorite dessert from your childhood? If so, please let me know in the comments below! I'd love to hear about it!
Apple and Pear Crisp
- 5 cups apples, peeled and sliced
- 3 cups pears, peeled and sliced
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 6 tablespoons butter, softened
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a 9x13 baking dish.
Place the apples and pears in the bottom of the baking dish and pour sugar evenly over top.
In a bowl, combine flour, sugar and butter until mixed.
Evenly cover the fruit with the crisp mixture.
Bake for 35-40 minutes, until crisp is lightly browned.
Remove from oven and cool. Top with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired.
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