This Pear and Apricot Crisp makes a great transitional dessert. While it can be enjoyed in the warmer months with seasonal apricots it’s also a great fall warmer!
Cleaning out the freezer earlier this morning I found some apricots from earlier in the summer. I thought for sure I had used the last of them, but there was one last freezer bag. Out they came to add into this delicious crisp below.
What’s The Difference Between A crisp and a Crumble
Truth be told, I always thought they were were same thing. Apparently, I was wrong!
- A Crisp, like you see here, uses a mix of flour and oats in the topping.
- A Crumble uses only flour.
The proof is in the eating right? So, can you really tell a difference. Yes, yes you can! As with the names, a crisp is crisper and a crumble is more crumbly . Makes sense right.
So whatever you call it and what you choose to put in it, the results are great. I like both and sometimes use just oats and sometimes just flour. This particular recipe uses oats and flour to make a perfect crisp topping!
Happy crisp making friends!
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Pear and Apricot Crisp
- 1 1/2 Cups apricots fresh or frozen
- 5 Pears
- 2 Teaspoons cinnamon divided
- 1 Cup flour
- 1 Cup oats
- 1/2 Cup white sugar
- 1/2 Cup butter
- Pinch salt
- Cut the apricots in half and remove the stone. Peel the pears and cut them into approximately 1 inch pieces. Set aside
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, oats, sugar, salt and 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon. Stir to combine the dry ingredients. Cut in the butter. Using your hands, incorporate the butter into the dry ingredients until you have a coarse like consistency. Much like big bread crumbs.
- In a greased 8 inch baking dish, toss in your fruit. Sprinkle over the remaining teaspoon of cinnamon and stir around to combine. Evenly spoon the crumbly mixture over the top, making sure to cover it completely.
- Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for about 40-50 minutes. The fruit should be soft and the top golden and crisp.
- Serve with your choice of fresh whipped cream, ice cream or yogurt. I served mine today with Greek yogurt as it was what we had in the house.
- A nice and easy dessert.
*A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.