Thursday, October 25, 2007
The Joy of Baking - Cranberry Apple Crisp
Cranberry Apple Crisp
From Susan Branch’s Autumn
She begins the recipe by saying: It doesn't get better than this!
4 large apples, peeled and sliced
1 cup cranberries
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup oats
3/4 t. cinnamon
3/4 t. nutmeg
1/3 cup softened butter
Preheat oven to 375 º F.
Butter an 8 x 8 pan.
Place apple slices and cranberries in the pan.
Mix together remaining ingredients and sprinkle over fruit.
Bake about 30 minutes.
Serve hot with ice cream or cold with whipped cream.
1. Everytime I make this I think, well that's it. This is hands down my favorite crisp. Two of my favorite fruits together.
2. This is such a quick and easy and delicious dessert for a fall day.
3. Now, here is a tip that might really come in handy someday in your baking lives. I forgot the sugar. I know, how could I do that? Well, here's the reason. At the same time I was making this, I was trying to add a video to my blog; a movie of my own making, a little minute long feature called Black Dogs. After an hour I gave up. I guess a satellite connection just isn't fast enough. So, back to my very helpful hint. When I took it out of the oven, it looked a little dry. I tasted it, and thought hmm,this isn't very sweet. Having nothing to lose, I put it in a bowl and stirred in the sugar, and it worked perfectly. This feels a little like a hint Amy Sedaris would offer, rather than Martha Stewart.
Before: isn't this just so pretty?
After: can you almost taste it?