Monday, October 28, 2013

Cranberry Pear Apple Crumble

"Autumn begins with a subtle change in the light, with skies a deeper blue, and nights that become suddenly clear and chilled. The season comes full with the first frost, the disappearance of migrant birds, and the harvesting of the season's last crops."
by Glenn Wolff and Jerry Dennis

Crumbles are especially popular during the Fall and Winter months which just happen to coincide with harvest time of cranberries, apples and pears. 
This Cranberry Pear and Apple Crumble takes chunks of sweet pears,tart cranberries and crisp apples and tops it with a streusel-like mixture topping. It is oh so good when served warm from the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. 
Filling Ingredients:
  • 6 cups of tart apples, peeled and cut into chunks (about 5 apples)
  • 2 cups of pears cut into chunks (about 4 pears)  
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. orange zest
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon zest
  • 1 TB. orange juice
  • 1 Tb. lemon juice
Filling Directions;
  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Mix flour, sugar, both zests, juices and cinnamon in a large bowl
  • Add cut up fruits and pour into a 13 x 9 baking pan
Topping Ingredients:
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups of quick cooking dry oatmeal
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 TB.cinnamon
  • ¾ stick of butter (6TB)
Topping Directions:
  • In a food processor pulse ingredients a few times just till crumbled
  • Sprinkle crumble mixture over fruit filling
  • Bake uncovered about 40 minutes or until apples are tender   

1 comment:

  1. Lovely post, Sue, and I share your sentiments about crumbles and autumn. I'd like to mention that the quote you started with — “Autumn begins with a subtle change in the light, with skies a deeper blue…” is from Glenn Wolff's and my book, It’s Raining Frogs and Fishes: Four Seasons of Natural Phenomena and Oddities of the Sky, which, coincidentally, has just been released in a newly updated edition. Feel free to quote our book at will, in all seasons. Thanks! -- Jerry Dennis (