Plum and Pear Crisp

Every time I cook with pears, or eat one for that matter, I think about that movie City of Angels where the angel (Nicholas Cage) is introduced to the delights of a pear by his lover (Meg Ryan). I loved that scene.  I just don’t think there’s much better than a firm, juicy, tender, and sweet ripe pear. I’m also a fan of plums so this cobblerish dessert was perfect … besides tasting great it is quick to prepare and takes just a few ingredients.
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp. all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1 cup plus 2 tbsps. packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick-cooking)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 4 ripe plums and 2 ripe pears, cut into 1-inch pieces (you can use any variety you like)
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, stir together 1/2 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, oats, and salt. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in butter until coarse crumbs form.
  2. In a shallow 2-quart baking dish, toss plums with remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 tablespoon flour; sprinkle with oat topping. Place dish on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until topping is golden brown, 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool 20 minutes before serving.

Serves: 6-8

Recipe source: Original

Time: 1 hour

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