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)