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Apple-Pear Crisp with Peanut Butter

Apple-Pear Crisp with Peanut Butter

Anyone who likes a hint of peanut butter...this is for you.

Apple-Pear Crisp with Peanut Butter

1/2 c old-fashioned oats
3 small apples, peeled and chopped
2 medium pears, peeled and chopped
1 T water
2 tsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 c dried cranberries
1/3 c chunky peanut butter
3 T whole wheat flour

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spread oats in single layer on jelly-roll pan. Toast 5 minutes until light brown. Stir them halfway. In 4 quart pan, combine apples, pears, water, sugar, cinnamon and ginger.  Cook on medium 10 minutes until sugar dissolves and fruit softens some.

Remove from heat. Stir in cranberries; divide mixture among 6 shallow 12-16 oz baking dishes.

In medium bowl, combine oats, peanut butter. and flour.  With fingers, rub to form small clumps, sprinkle over fruit mixture in baking dishes.  Bake 15-20 minutes.

Photo courtesy Joy, Creative Commons License.