What’s baking? Skinny Apple Pear Crisp

I love dessert, but don’t normally have the room in my belly after dinner and I’m trying to stay away from the bowl of Halloween candy staring at me!

A few weeks ago, I bought a grande bag of pears in hopes that the kiddos would enjoy the change from apples…but they have started looking a little sad, so I needed to use them up.

Here’s a recipe I tried. All I can say is, “Yummmmm!”

Skinny Apple Pear Crisp

Skinny Apple Pear Crisp

adapted from savorynothings.com
Prep time 20 mins, Cook time 45 mins, Total time 1 hour 5 mins
Serves: 6-8
To Make the Filling
4 medium apples, cored and cubed
2 firm pears, cored and cubed
1 tablespoon lemon juice
¼ cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground ginger

To Make the Topping
⅔ cups rolled oats
¼ cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons butter
¼ cup pecans, chopped
Dash of salt
Lightly grease an 8 x 8 inch square baking dish or spray with cooking spray. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
To make the filling add the cubed apples and pears to a large bowl and toss with the lemon juice. Stir in the remaining ingredients and mix very well. Add to the prepared baking pan and bake for 30 minutes or until the fruits have softened, stirring once halfway through.
Meanwhile, prepare the topping by mixing all topping ingredients together with your fingertips until coarse crumbs form.
Remove the dish from the oven and stir the fruit well. Top with the oat crumble and bake for another 15 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool for 15 minutes before serving warm.

Serve this up solo or add a dollop of whipped cream or scoop of ice cream.