the version i am offering here is one which combines two of my favourite fruit: the apple & the pear. if you don't like pears, problem solved: replace the pears with more apples.
autumn apple-pear crisp
4 - 5 large cooking apples
2 - 3 large, firm but ripe bartlett pears [or similar]
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp flour
1 c AP flour
1 1/2 c brown sugar, packed
3/4 c margarine or butter
method:preheat oven to 375 F then 350 F
in one large bowl combine the flour, sugar & margarine or butter. mix well to form crumbs and set aside or refrigerate while preparing fruit.peel the fruit and then cut in slices. you may acidulate the fruit with a tablespoon of lemon juice once in the bowl; i do not. place these in a large bowl and mix with the cinnamon & tablespoon of flour. transfer the mixed fruit to an 8 x 8 ovenproof dish.
sprinkle the topping evenly over the fruit and bake for approximately 40 - 50 minutes. bake first 25 minutes at 375 then lower to 350 for remainder of time.
let cool and serve. be forewarned, it is sweet. and addictive.note: i believe the higher amount of sugar and initial higher baking temperature also help the topping remain crunchy even after a few days in the fridge. i am sure you can reduce the amount of sugar by at least 1/4 c, if you like.