The almonds and coarse sugar make the topping extra crunchy.
6 cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced
2 pears, peeled, cored and sliced
1 1/2 cups (375mL) all-purpose flour
3/4 cup (175mL) white granulated sugar
3/4 cup (175mL) brown sugar
3/4 cup (175mL) butter, cold, cut into bits
1 cup (250mL) whole almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped
1/4 cup (50mL) coarse sugar
1. Butter a 9"x13"(3L) baking dish. Spread apples and pears in the bottom.
2. Combine flour with sugars in a large bowl. Rub or cut butter in with your fingers, pastry blender or
food processor until it is in tiny bits. Add almonds. Sprinkle over the fruit. Sprinkle with coarse
sugar. Sprinkle over the topping. Bake in a preheated 350F(180C) oven for 55 to 60 minutes or until
topping is browned and crisp and apples are very tender.
makes 8 servings
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