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.
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
- 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
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.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Pompeian as a #pantryinsiders. I absolutely love my Pompeian products and all opinions are my own.