I am happy to report that the Apple-Pear Crisp was a smashing success at last night's potluck, receiving loads of compliments. Of course, this is not entirely unexpected considering the fair amount of dramatics that I generated in the days prior regarding the dessert. I'm sure everybody felt obligated to commend me on the crisp, for fear that lacking substantial encouragement, I might never bake again.
The only hard part of the whole recipe was peeling and coring the apples and pears, which, coincidentally, was the part Will did. The rest of the recipe was a snap.