Happy Easter!!!

Ok..Easter was yesterday, but as I did not get to wish you all a Happy Easter then…today will have to do!  My husband Chris and I are in the middle of purchasing our first home, and are busy packing up our house while getting everything ready to paint and clean up our new place before we move it!  Saturday is the big move and the only reason I have one single second to put up a blog post is because the closing on our house keeps getting delayed, so we cannot get in the new place yet to start working!

That is also the reason I had time to make this quick, impromptu dessert for our Easter meal yesterday!  I was going to cop out and just buy some ice cream as I had been packing all morning!  However, all you need to make this crisp is flour, sugar, butter, cinnamon, lemon juice and FRUIT!!!  Even among the packing I was able to put together a quick topping mixture and then we went by the grocery store to grab some ice cream and any fruit that looked good!  I wanted this dish to be Springy instead of Falley so I didn’t want to make an apple crisp.  The only other fruit that looked ripe and ready for me were the Strawberries and Pears!  SO, I thought…what the heck…lets make a Strawberry Pear Crisp!  And it turns out that Strawberry Pear Crisps are AMAZING!!!

STRAWBERRY PEAR CRISP

  • 5 Cups of Prepared Fruit ( in this case a mix of washed, peeled, and sliced pears and washed and sliced strawberries) This amounted to 3 pears and 3 cups of Strawberries
  • 3/4 Cup of Sugar
  • 1 Tbls Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Flour
  • 1 tsp of Cinnamon
  • dash of salt
CRISP TOPPING
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
  • 3/4 Cup Flour
  • 1/3 Cup Cold Butter
First step is to wash and dice your fruit into similar bite sized pieces.  Don’t cut them too small as it is nice to get big pieces of fruit in your crisp!

Then gently mix your fruit together with all of the other filling ingredients and put them into your 9 inch Pie Pan!  YUM!  The colors of this dish were stunning and mouthwateringly beautiful!

Next mix all of your topping ingredients together and make sure that the butter is cold so that your topping will be flaky and crispy!  YUM!  The best way to achieve this is to mix the topping with your own very clean hands!

Use your fingers to flake the butter until there are pea-sized crumbles in your topping!

Now evenly sprinkle the topping over the fruit and place the Crisp in a 400 degree oven for 25-30 minutes or until brown on top and bubbly around the sides!  

YUM YUM YUM!  This dish was fabulous served with Vanilla Ice Cream and between the five of us on Easter, we ate every last morsel of this dish!  YUM!

Just a fun picture of my wonderful Father-in-law enjoying a little bit of Crisp and Ice Cream!

Happy Crisping and Happy SPRING!

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