Tuesday, November 17, 2009

TWD: Cran-Apple Crisp

So easy, so good, so TART!!

The recipe for this weeks TWD, chosen by Em from The Repressed Pastry Chef, was really easy to throw together. Most of the ingredients I keep around so this could be something to make up at a moment's notice.

I threw in some extra fresh cranberries so I could use the last of the bag. Right now I think I have a total of 5 bags of fresh cranberries in the freezer. I tend to stock up on them at this time and then use them throughout the year...you never know when you might need cranberries!
I also subbed in half whole wheat flour. I threw all the topping ingredients into the food processor and pulsed for the full minute. I thought I blew it at the beginning when the topping started to resemble powdered sugar but I kept it on and it all came together to form large clumps. Does anyone else think their food processor is more trouble than it is worth. Anyone?

I made my crisp as one large one in my beautiful red Martha Stewart baking dish. Very festive. I assembled everything and then brought it over to some friends' house for dessert. I baked the crisp when I got there and it made the whole house smell like the holidays.

We served it with scoops of vanilla ice cream.

Wow...this thing packs a pucker punch! Everyone loved it...not too sweet and just the right amount of crunch in the topping.

This is all that was left the next day.

I ate it for breakfast because it had oatmeal and fruit in it. :)

Don't forget to stop by here to see what the others have made this week.

Thanks for stopping by.


Flourchild said...

My kinda girl, crisp for breakfast! My husband ate carrot cake for his breakfast just this morning!
Your crisp looks so good and I love the MS red dish!

Ivette said...

I baked this too this week and I'm in love with how good they taste. Yours look great!

Susan said...

Your crisp looks fabulous! I can't wait to make this next week. Oatmeal and fruit...yup, that's breakfast where I come from too!

Amanda said...

Looks fantastic! I made this this week too :) I found mine a tad sweet, but I used Fuji apples and that could be why.

Pamela said...

Really pretty dish! Looks delicious and it looks like it was very much enjoyed.

Clivia said...

Hah! We ate our leftovers for breakfast too. Love that red dish!

kelliscakes said...

i love this..I think I am going to try it with some butternut squahs in there too!!! Sneak it in there!! :)