Yes, the close-up shot is dramatic. But it deserves a lovely picture because I am in love with this recipe!
I love dessert as much as the next person but my tastebuds definitely skew toward less-sweet options versus heavily-frosted, super-sugary ones. This Pear Apple Oatmeal Crisp is something I created to cut the added sugar of traditional fruit crisp recipes. Use whichever variety of apples and pears you like but I used a mixture of granny smith and honeycrisp apples and firm (not overly ripe) d’anjou pears. Serve with brunch or à la mode with ice cream for dessert.
4 apples, peeled, cored, cut into chunks
4 pears, peeled, cored, cut into chunks
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 c rolled oats
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
Dash of salt
½ c packed brown sugar
2 cups nonfat milk or almond milk
½ tbsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp melted butter
Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a 2-quart baking dish.
Mix dry topping ingredients together and set aside.
In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, vanilla, honey and melted butter.
Place fruit chunks in baking dish. Spread dry mixture evenly over top.
Pour wet mixture over fruit and dry mixture.
Put baking dish on a cookie sheet and bake for 45-60 minutes.
Let set/rest at least 15-20 minutes before serving. This is important so the dessert can set (and you won’t burn your tongue!)