Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Cran-Apple Crisp

We're still working through our recent haul of apples (if you didn't know this already - apples keep for a long time in cold storage... such as a basement in New England). Tonight I decided to make a twist on apple crisp. This particular apple crisp is super easy to whip up. Unlike many recipes, this one doesn't have oats, but if you're an oat-crisp lover, you can add 1/2 cup of old fashioned oats to the topping before baking.

Cran-Apple Crisp

4 c. apples, peeled and sliced (about 3 large apples)
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/3 c. Craisins®
1/2 c. water
1/3 c. white sugar
1/3 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. butter
3/4 c. flour

Put craisins in water for 10-15 minutes to help plump them up.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Grease 8x8 baking dish.
Place apples in dish and sprinkle with cinnamon. Pour craisins and water over apples and gently toss.
In separate mixing bowl, beat sugars and butter together with electric mixer until creamy. Beat in flour just until crumbly. (Crumbs should be pea-sized.)
Sprinkle crumb mixture evenly over apples & craisins.
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until topping is golden brown and apples are tender.

As with many of my favorite apple desserts, this one goes great with vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Vicki said...

Oh, a new use for Craisins! I usually just munch on them right out of the bag :) I'll have to try this!