Apple Pear Crisp + a playlist for National Apple Month

An easier-than-pie apple pear crisp (recipe here)

October is National Apple Month! So, just a warning that most of October’s recipes on here will involve apples. To kick it off, here’s a playlist of some apple songs! You can listen on Spotify here, and the songs are below:

Mirah, “Apples in the Trees”
Beach House, “Apple Orchard”
Erykah Badu, “Apple Tree”
My Brightest Diamond, “Apples”
Slow Club, “Apples and Pairs”
The White Stripes, “Apple Blossom”
Blitzen Trapper, “Apple Trees”
Arcade Fire, “My Heart is an Apple”

Adapted from my mom’s apple pie.


The bottom:

6 apples, cored and thinly sliced
2 pears, cored and thinly sliced
1/2 cup oats
1/3 cup demerara (or turbinado or brown) sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup wheat flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cloves

The topping:

1 1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup demerara (or turbinao or brown) sugar
3/4 cup wheat flour
6 tbsp butter, melted
Caramel sauce (optional; this is my go-to recipe)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

• Toss all filling ingredients together; pour into a greased 13″x9″ baking dish (I used cooking spray).

• Mix all topping ingredients, except the caramel, in a bowl, then sprinkle over the top of the apple and pear mixture.

• Bake for 35-40 minutes, until apples and pears are soft but not mushy. Drizzle caramel on top.


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