Wordless Wednesday | 10

Apple and Pear Crisp

Apple and Pear Crisp

In many parts of this beautiful country of ours, there's time still to head to your local orchard and pick the best fruit of the fall season yourself--it's a fun weekend excursion if you have the time. But of course, your local farmer's market or grocer will have ample stock of the seasonal stars of this fragrant Apple and Pear Crisp from Ina Garten.

You can easily adapt this recipe to suit your needs and tastes: I generally cut out half the butter and sugar with no negative results. Just don't miss the orange and lemon zests or juices - these really brighten the dish and release an incredible aroma every time your spoon digs back in for more.