Needing to dream up a few recipes to use up the bushel basket of pears from a neighbor, I came up with this delightful dessert. It may be served hot with vanilla ice cream, or topped with whipped cream served cold or room temperature. Festive enough to serve at holiday gatherings, this simple dessert is sure to please. Enjoy!
2Pare, core, and thinly slice apples and pears into large mixing bowl.
3To the apples and pears, add the cranberries, 2/3 C brown sugar, 4 Tbsp flour, and the cinnamon. Mix well till all the fruit is evenly coated. Pour fruit mixture into a 9x13 baking dish.
4In medium mixing bowl, mix together the rolled oats, 1 C flour, and 1 C brown sugar. Using a pastry blender or a fork, cut in the butter or margarine until there are no lumps left larger than a small pea. Sprinkle topping evenly over fruit.
5Bake at 350* for 1 hour or until lightly browned.