Ok so I have a real sweetheart to introduce to you today! Kristina, who writes for the fabulous blog Whipped, is a girl after my own heart. Basically she's a health nut who LOVES sweets! Doesn't get much better than that, right?? Living in Chicago, she loves to try out new recipes and play around with photography. And no, she doesn't just make cupcakes and whoopie pies, her blog literally has something for everyone! You have to check out her mini pizzas with arugula, peppers and prosciutto, I'm making those ASAP.
Anyway enough of my rambling, I'll let her introduce herself and her super delicious recipe she's sharing with us today!
Hi! I’m Kristina.
I’m a 20 something foodie with a huge sweet tooth. I’ve always been into healthy living and love to run, but I also need to be able to sneak in my sweet treats when I can. That’s why in my spare time I’m dreaming up lighter baking recipes to satisfy my sweet tooth without totally splitting my skinny jeans.
Here’s one of my favorite fruit crisp recipes that’s super simple to whip up and looks impressive enough to show off to your friends. I can never resist a warm buttery streusel (and neither should you)!
· 1 1/2 cup Bartlett pears sliced 1/2 inch thick
· 1 1/2 cup Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced 1/2 inch thick
· 1 cup raspberries
· 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
· 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
· 1 tablespoon corn starch
· 1 cup flour
· 1/2 cup brown sugar
· 4 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
· 1/3 cup regular oats
· 1/2 cup chopped pecans
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Combine pears, apples, raspberries and lemon juice in a 2-quart baking dish. Toss gently to coat.
3. Combine cornstarch and 1 teaspoon cinnamon with a whisk or fork. Add cornstarch mixture to pear mixture and toss well to coat.
4. Combine flour, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, brown sugar, and salt in a food processor; pulse 2 times or until combined. Add chilled butter and pulse 6 times or until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add oats and pecans and pulse another 2 times. Sprinkle flour mixture evenly over fruit mixture.
5. Bake at 375 degrees F for 40 minutes or until pears are tender and topping is golden brown.
6. Cool 20 minutes on a wire rack and serve warm or at room temperature.
Now go ahead, stick your fork in the pan (no one's looking!) and...enjoy!
Thanks so much for letting me share one of my favorite fruit crisp recipes Kelly! Hope you all had a great weekend!