Autumn’s bounty is drawing to an end, and this is a beautiful way to see off all of the lovely pears that are still in season.
Pears are such a great fall fruit and when you bake or poach them, their sweetness really opens up. The apples add a tartness and light crunch, and the spices make your whole house smell delicious!
- 2 apples, preferably Granny Smiths
- 2 large ripe pears
- 4 eggs
- 2 1/4 cups milk
- 1/2 cup flour (mostly AP with 2 T almond flour mixed in)
- 1/2 cup raw sugar
- 1 T powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- a pinch of salt
1. Core and slice the fruit into 1/4 inch thick pieces. Preheat oven to 360F (180C).
2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, sugar, and salt. Beat in eggs one by one, add spices, milk, and cream.
3. Layer the fruit in a buttered gratin dish or cake pan (nothing too deep), pour the dough mixture over the fruit.
4. Bake for 40-45 minutes until golden. The custard will sink a little bit, right into the fruit.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving. Happy weekend, everybody! Stay warm and cozy.