Pear and Apple Crumble

Celebrate the Season - Fall Baking Recipe Magazine Contest 2010 shared by Lily Julow from Gainesville, FL

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 8

Topping

1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1
teaspoon apple pie spice
1/2
cup cold unsalted butter
3
tablespoons granulated sugar
3
tablespoons packed light brown sugar

Filling

3
large Gala or Golden Delicious apples
3
large ripe but firm pears
2
tablespoons butter
2
tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4
cup fresh lemon juice
2
tablespoons cornstarch
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder and apple pie spice. Cut in 1/2 cup butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until mixture looks like rolled oats. Stir in 3 tablespoons granulated sugar and the brown sugar; set aside.
  • 2 Peel and core apples. Cut into quarters, then cut each quarter crosswise in half. Repeat with pears. In 4-quart Dutch oven, combine 2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice. Heat over medium heat until butter is melted; stir in apples. Partly cover; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 3 Add pears; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes, depending on ripeness of pears. In small bowl, mix remaining 2 tablespoons lemon juice, the cornstarch and cinnamon; add to fruit mixture. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until thickened.
  • 4 Spoon fruit mixture into ungreased 9 1/2-inch glass deep-dish pie plate. Spoon topping evenly over fruit. Place pie plate on cookie sheet.
  • 5 Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until topping is golden brown and fruit is bubbly. Serve warm or cool.

Expert Tips

"A similar combination of apples and pears was introduced to me a long time ago in the kitchen of a friend from Nice. It’s what my family demands just as soon as summer heat gives way to cool weather, when warming the kitchen with a hot oven is welcome. Our Golden Delicious apple is similar to the one my friend uses in France." Lily Julow

Select heavy lemons, which contain more juice. One medium lemon contains about 3 tablespoons juice, so you will need 2 lemons for this recipe.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
85mg
85%;
Total Carbohydrate
51g
51%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
30g
30%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.