Apple, pear, and strawberry crisp

I love the combination of apples and pears, and the strawberries add their own flavor and color.

4 large or 6 small apples
4 ripe pears
juice of 1 lemon
1/4c sugar, more or less depending on your taste and the sweetness of the fruit
1 tsp corn starch
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
About 6 large, ripe strawberries
1 recipe crisp topping, found here

Peel and core the apples and cut into 1/2 inch pieces. Do the same with the pears. Toss together with the lemon juice. Mix the sugar, cornstarch, and cinnamon in a small bowl and add to the fruit along with the vanilla. Toss to blend and put into a 9″ pie plate or 8″ square baking pan, press down a bit to level. Hull the strawberries and cut each into 3-4 slices, arrange over the apple-pear mixture. Top with the crisp mixture and press down lightly with a spatula. Bake at 350 degrees until the fruit is bubbling and the topping is lightly browned, then remove from the oven and let cool on a rack. Serve warm or at room temperature. Vanilla ice cream would not be a bad addition!

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