It has really felt like Fall the past week or two, which has really had me in the mood for all things apple and pumpkin. However, today, the first day of back to school, we will be pushing 90 degrees here in the Willamette Valley.
The heat will be good for the grapes as we head into harvest over the next month. The jeans and sweaters are ready to go, but will not make an appearance yet. In the Pacific Northwest, the weather changes in an instant so you have to be ready….luckily we are.
Our close friends from Northern California visited a couple of weeks ago, it had been a few years since we had seen them. They brought us these beautiful apples and pears used in this pie, harvested from their family farm in Central Oregon. Aren’t they gorgeous?
I wanted a crunchy-sweet topping on this pie, I can’t tell you how perfect it was. The pears and apples play together perfectly, creating the perfect textural balance.
You can use either your favorite crust recipe or a store-bought version, do whatever you have time for. My go to crust recipe works every time. You should try it.
Enjoy Fall…we can’t wait for the leaves to start turning colors.
It’s the perfect back to school treat.
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