Hello! I hope ya'll are having a wonderful day! I was thinking about what recipe to share for today's Tasty Tuesday post and came across a recipe book from my Mom. It is actually a compilation of her recipes and my Grand mom's. I absolutely love this book and cherish it very much. I forgot I had it, and when I found it a huge rush of emotion overcame me. There are so many memories on these pages. Just looking at my Mom's handwriting makes me miss her so much. I love that I have this and hope that one day my girls will enjoy cooking out of it.
It is so fun to look through the notebook and see the notes written on the side. This particular recipe has a note that made me burst out laughing. Someone, I'm assuming it was my Grandmom wrote at the top of the page "This is great!" So, how can you go wrong =) With Fall and cooler weather here, I thought this recipe would be perfect to share. I hope you enjoy making it and also making memories along with it. Happy Tuesday!!!
Pear and Apple Crisp
1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
1/2 tsp ground allspice
all purpose flour
3 medium apples or about 1 pound, peeled
3 medium pears or about 1 pound, peeled
1/2 cup dark seedless raisins
softened vanilla ice cream
1. Prepare pastry topping: In medium bowl mix pecans, allspice, 2 cups flour, 1 cup butter (2 sticks, softened) (yeah not low fat folks),and 1/2 cup sugar until soft.
2. In shallow casserole dish, toss apples, pears and raisins with 1/4 cup sugar, and 3 tbsp flour. Cut 1 tbsp butter into small pieces and sprinkle evenly over apple and pear mixture
3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Divide pastry into 7 pieces, On cutting board, flatten 1 pastry piece. With knife cut out a few leaves. Flatten remaining pastry pieces and arrange on top of fruit to cover as much as possible. Arrange leaves on top. Bake for 45 minutes or until golden. If begins to brown, cover loosely with foil. Remove and serve warm or cool. Serve with vanilla ice cream.
Yeah...we'll definitely be making this one very soon.
“In the childhood memories of every good cook, there's a large kitchen, a warm stove, a simmering pot and a mom.”
Barbara Costikyan (10/22/84 New York Magazine)
Hi I'm Jen, married to my best friend for 15 1/2 years and a Mom to 3 beautiful, energetic girls. This blog is about life, learning to live with Grace and Girls Raised In The South (GRITS). Thanks for spending some time in my small part of the world! I hope you find a story you can relate to and you'll want to come back!
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