Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fall Baking!

On your mark
Get set
Start your baking engines ovens!
With the cooler weather here in the ATL, I start thinking of all my favorite cool weather foods--stews, roasts, breads, roasted root vegetables, and any sort of baked goodies and anything apple.

If you add oatmeal, you can call anything breakfast.
I found some delish organic Bartlett pears at the market last weekend.  After sitting them out for a few days until they were perfectly ripe, I made a crisp with the pears and some local Gala apples.

To make this dessert even more healthy, I added a couple of handfuls of rolled oats to the brown sugar-butter-flour-cinnamon topping. 

This recipe is super fast and super easy--slice up some pears and apples to fit your dish (I used 5 pears and 2 apples but use whatever you want), add 3/4 cup flour, 3/4 cup brown sugar, couple sprinkles of cinnamon, 1/2 cup cold butter cut into little cubes, couple handfuls of rolled oats.  I pulsed this a couple times in my food processor and poured it on.  You can cut the butter into the dry ingredients with a pastry blenders or fork or mush it around with your hands if you feel like it.
Bake at 350F for about 25-30 min. Eat warm with a big spoon.  Vanilla bean ice cream or fresh whipped cream would make this even better I bet.

Recipe based on apple crisp recipe in The Joy of Cooking. Pears and oats are my additions.


Becky said...

Yum! This looks delicious. With the cooler weather, even I did some baking. Pumpkin muffins. I bought lentils and am ready for lentil soup. Hope to see you on Saturday!

Brenda said...

Sounds wonderful. Fall always makes me feel like baking.

dianne said...

i actually baked scalloped potatoes - from real potatoes and not the Betty Crocker dehydrated kind ... and my grandbabies ATE THEM!!! and asked for MORE!!!

so ... since your birthday giveaway ends on the 23rd - does that mean that your birthday is the 23rd? cuz i don't think you've ever actually told us the date...

Deep in the Heart of Happy said... favorite time of year. Sorry, I was away for so long, but I am sooooo happy to be back and reunited with my life. :)


WoolenSails said...

I have never made crisp with pears, sounds good. I don't use sugar, so pears would sweeten it up more.