Baked pear and apple fries

Fall hits and people are talking about apples all over the place. I’ll even admit that I was on the apple bandwagon as well. I mean I eat one almost daily I might as well put them in a recipe. The forgotten fruit here is the pear.

It sits very closely to the apple at the store and 9 out 10 people will walk right past them for other fruit selections.

Not this girl.  This winter I’m all about my pear dishes.

Baked pear and apple fries

After my pear and apple galette I decided that these two were a winning combo and that I needed to pair them together more often.  That brings me to today’s winning baked pear and apple fries dish. I’m a girl that craves her fries. More cases than not I’m craving the greasy, salty fries that come from fast food chains.

Not the case with this dish.  Now depending on what you want to do with them is up to you. In my case I had one batch just as they were and the second batch was topped with vanilla ice cream and a little caramel drizzle.  Now before they went into the oven I tossed them in some Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil and vanilla along with some spices.

Next time you are craving fries break out the fruit instead.

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ENJOY ~ Meagan

Baked pear and apple fries

Baked pear and apple fries

Ingredients:

  • 1 apple, sliced into fry pieces
  • 1 pear, sliced into fry pieces
  • 1 tablespoon Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Toppings: ice cream, caramel sauce

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cut the apple and pear into fry pieces.  Add them to a bowl along with the olive oil and vanilla. Throughly coat the fries.  In a small bowl mix together the sugars, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Sprinkle over the fries and then mix with a spoon until will coated.

Place in an iron skillet and bake for 20 minutes.  Remove and allow to cool for 5 minutes.

Top with ice cream and caramel.

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23 comments on “Baked pear and apple fries”

  1. This dish is stunning Meagan! I crave fries all the time, I’ll have to remember to reach for the fruit 🙂

  2. I am obsessed with this! Love that you topped it with a scoop of ice cream…it’s like apple pie, but just the innards!

  3. I love this idea of sweet fries like this. So creative!

  4. No way! This is both the cutest and yummiest idea I’ve seen all week! I love it!

  5. Love these sweet fries! Such a great idea!

  6. oh my goodness! what a gorgeous fall/winter dish

  7. Such a clever recipe! Love this!

  8. I love this idea – a little lighter than a crisp or a crumble and definitely prettier!!!

  9. WOW, this looks amazing!! I have never had pear apple fries but I can’t wait to try them! Pinned 🙂

  10. These are so fun! I love apples and pears! So pretty, and I could go to town on this!

  11. Very creative and clever way to make this beautiful dish, I love it!

  12. That looks amazing! I bet it is amazing even without the ice cream!

  13. I would eat this entire batch in one sitting! Looks amazing 🙂

  14. With all of the heavy desserts served at this time of year, it’s nice to see something light like these!

  15. What a singular concoction. I love how decadent this looks while secretly still being good for you!

  16. I pinned these, they are definitely on my ‘to make’ list and great combo, apples and pears together. mm mm

  17. I love pears, too, and this dish looks absolutely AWESOME! Pear fries! I love it.

  18. I don’t have a cast iron pan. Will it work okay in a regular baking dish?

  19. Hello, does this recipe need that specific oil or can I use some other kind Italian kind ?

  20. These baked pear apple fries absolutely something new for me! Looks yummy! I’m also gonna pin this post on my Pinterest board my followers will love it. Thx for sharing recipe, i definitely add it to my cookbook!

  21. Oh my! This baked pear apple fries was delicious – and so easy to make! Thanks so much! Thx for sharing recipe, I definitely add it to my cookbook!

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