Granola Apple and Pear Crisp

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Granola Apple and Pear Crisp
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen

The granola topping is quite yummy. Adding ½ cup butter seemed a little egregious, so I did reduce the amount of butter. I also added maple syrup instead of honey. It’s a delicious crisp, although it seems a little too rich for breakfast. Also, 3 pounds of apple is probably more than 5 cups, so perhaps this is why my crisp didn’t take as long to bake.

Makes about: One 9×13 tray
Prep time: 20 minutes
Bake time: 20-25 minutes

Ingredients
Filling
5 cups chopped apples and pears (original recipe called for 3 lbs of apples)
2 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 tsp cinnamon

Granola topping
¼ cup butter
½ cup maple syrup
½ cup whole wheat flour
2 cups oats
½ cup sliced almonds
½ cup shredded coconut

Special equipment
9×13 baking pan.

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 400F. (I baked at 350, and it turned out fine).
2. Mix apples with lemon juice, sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon in the baking pan.
3. Melt butter with the maple syrup. Stir in flour, oats, almonds, and coconut. The original recipe suggests cooking until clumps form, but I neglected to this (and it turned out fine)
4. Sprinkle granola mixture over the apples.
5. Bake until apples are softened, about 20 minutes. If the granola browns too early, cover with foil, then bake.

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