We had a bunch of pears that really needed to be used up, so I decided to make pear-apple crisp. You don't really see plain pear crisp that much - mainly apple. I used some apples because I didn't have quite enough pears, but if you are a huge pear fan, feel free to substitute pears for the apples - I'm sure it would be just as delicious!
Apple-Pear Crisp (in Mason Jars)
Adapted from The Pioneer Woman
For the filling:
- 4 large pears
- 2 apples (Gala works well)
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
For the topping:
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
- 6 Tbsp. butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Wash, peel and dice pears and apples. Place in a large bowl and add sugar, salt and cornstarch, mixing until fruit is coated. Divide fruit evenly among mason jars.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, oats, sugars, cinnamon and nuts. Drizzle melted butter over top gradually, mixing to combine.
Divide topping among mason jars; you may have a bit extra...snack time! Just kidding...sorta...
Bake in preheated oven for 30-40 minutes.
Let jars cool about 10 minutes before serving. Serve with vanilla ice cream.