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Apple and Pear Crisp

Apple Pear Crisp

I love apple crisps, but now I love them even more with a blend of pears and a touch of orange zest. You can adapt this one easily into a pareve recipe by substituting the butter with the margarine sticks.

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  • 6-8Servings



  • 2 pounds ripe Bosch pears (4 pears)
  • 2 pounds firm Cortland apples (6 apples)
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 sticks of cold butter



1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Peel, core, and cut pears and apples into nice chunks. 

3. Toss the fruit in a bowl with orange zest, juices, sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. 

4. Pour into a 9 X 12 X 2-inch oval baking dish.


1. Combine flour, sugars, salt, oatmeal, and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on low speed for 1 minute, until the mixture is in large crumbles. 

2. Sprinkle evenly over fruit, covering the fruit completely.

3. Place the baking dish on a sheet pan and bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, until the top is brown and the fruit is bubbly. Serve warm.

This recipe was adapted from one made by Ina Garten.