One for the road

Finished the dessert just barely in time to go! And this morning I got to christen my Kitchen Aid Mixer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I had a bit of a snafu with the ingredients this morning which caused me to run a bit late on the baking. The recipe called for old fashioned oats. So I had all the other ingredients in the mixer already and opened up the oats and poured it in. Only to notice in the carton of oats that their were bugs in it! I barely opened the damn thing yesterday. Ugh. So I had to start ALL over again. But it was worth it. It is smelling sooo good. I know it doesn’t look like much. It looks almost like the stuffing, but in a different pan! Hahaha. But I can tell it will taste very good. I got a tiny bit of the topping and it was heavenly. Mmmmm.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!!!!!!!!

Apple and Pear Crisp (Recipe found on the The Food Network. )

2 pounds ripe Bosc pears (4 pears)
2 pounds firm Macoun/Mcintosh apples (6 apples)
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
For the topping:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
1/2 pound (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, diced
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Peel, core, and cut the pears and apples into large chunks. Place the fruit in a large bowl and add the zests, juices, sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour into a 9 by 12 by 2-inch oval baking dish.

For the topping:
Combine the flour, sugars, salt, oatmeal, and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on low speed for 1 minute, until the mixture is in large crumbles. Sprinkle evenly over the fruit, covering the fruit completely.
Place the baking dish on a sheet pan and bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, until the top is brown and the fruit is bubbly. Serve warm.

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