Happy November! Are you ready to dust off your apron, stock your pantry with spices and hang out with me in the kitchen?! I hope your answer is Yaasss because I have a new series featuring recipes with a twist from the traditional Thanksgiving meal. I host Thanksgiving every year and even though I’m dead tired after all the cooking, baking and entertaining, I love having my family together.

We all love to brag on our kitchen skills and this Thanksgiving won’t be any different. I have a few tricks

In mind to secure my title as queen of the kitchen by opening my recipe vault and combing the internet to bring you some recipes that will have your guest thanking you for filling their bellies with yum! We all love the turkey and dressing with sides that we wait on all year but it’s extra special when a new dish lands on the table and everyone is admiring the new kid on the block. You can’t go wrong with these delicious recipes and I hope you will try some or all for your holiday meal. This recipe came from my favorite chef, Ina Garten aka The Barefoot Contessa. I love everything she makes so when I found this recipe on The Food Network, I had to share it with you. Apple Pear Cobbler. This recipe includes apples but Ina, adds pears for a twist on the traditional Apple Crisp. Two of my favorite fruits paired together for a crunchy yumptious delight! Don’t forget to print your recipe card below and serve with a dip of ice cream.

Until next time,

Yields 6

Apple Pear Cobbler
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  • 2 pounds ripe Bosc pears (4 pears)
  • 2 pounds firm Macoun (Granny Smith)(6 apples)
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • Topping
  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar,lightly packed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
  • 2 sticks cold unsalted butter, diced
  • Recipe Source- The Food Network, Ina Garten


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Peel, core, and cut the pears and apples into large chunks. Place the fruit in a large bowl and add the zests, juices, sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour into a 9 by 12 by 2-inch baking dish.
  3. For the topping: Combine the flour, sugars, salt, oatmeal, and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on low speed for 1 minute, until the mixture is in large crumbles. Sprinkle evenly over the fruit, covering the fruit completely.
  4. Place the baking dish on a sheet pan and bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, until the
  5. top is brown and the fruit is bubbly. Serve warm.