A Crisp Autumn

A Crisp Autumn

A Crisp Autumn

Recipe & Photos by Michelle Martin



1 cup salted butter
1 cup sugar
1⁄2 cup oats
1 1⁄2 cups flour


3 Medium Comice Pears (or pears of your choosing)
3 Large Mutsu Apples
1⁄2 cup brown sugar
1⁄2 tsp. cinnamon
fresh ground nutmeg
1 tbsp. cornstarch



Preheat oven to 375. Peel and slice apples and pears. Add sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cornstarch, and mix to combine. Place in oven for about 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large bowl in the microwave. To the melted butter, first add the sugar and stir well. Next add oats, stirring to combine. Finally add the flour. Mix until crumbs are formed. Depending on how you like your crisp topping, add more or less flour to reach your desired consistency. Take warm apple and pear mixture out of the oven and add crisp topping. Bake for an additional 30 minutes until the apple and pear mixture appears to be bubbling slightly on the sides.