Stuart Island Apple Pear Crisp

One of the northernmost islands we paddle on our tours, Stuart Island is only accessible by boat. The island boasts numerous rocky, forested coves and inlets, sweeping views and numerous bald eagle nests. We use our trusty Dutch oven to bake this delicious dessert but you may also use your oven at home.

Fruit
8 apples, unpeeled, cored & sliced
3 ripe pears, sliced and cored
brown sugar (or maple syrup)
2 t. of vanilla
cinnamon and nutmeg to taste

Crisp Topping
2 C. flour
1 stick butter
2 C. oatmeal
1/2 C packed brown sugar
(or maple syrup)

Cream Topping
1 pint whipping cream
sugar

Light briquettes for Dutch oven. In bowl slice apples and pears for crisp. Sprinkle a bit of sugar (or maple syrup) over the sliced apples and pears. Add vanilla and spices.

In a separate bowl cut flour and butter together and then add oatmeal and brown sugar (or syrup) for topping. Lay fruit into Dutch oven and spread flour mixture over top.

Put whipping cream into container with sugar and shake until thickens. Serve over crisp. Makes 12 servings.

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