We had 4 really juicy pears and one apple in the fruit bowl. Yes, we could have bought more apples but we liked the idea of that little taste of apple among the pears. Look at the swankiness of those pears!
I like doing crumbles because they are not fiddly nor super sweet. They are desserts that even non enthusiasts can love and they take very little time to prepare.
Great nursery food Roger
Pear and Apple Crumble
4 pears, peeled and coarsely diced
1 apple, peeled and coarsely diced
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup flour
3 tbsp + 1 tsp brown sugar
1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
4 tbsp cold butter
Combine the pears, apple, water and sugar in a pot. Bring to a boil, then simmer for about 10 minutes. Divide equally into 4 mini casseroles.
Mix the flour, brown sugar and pecans together. Cut in the cold butter with 2 knives until it forms a coarse meal, then sprinkle on top of the fruit.
Bake for 20 minutes in a 375 degree oven. Serve with vanilla ice cream, if desired.