Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Cran-Apple Crisps

It's Tuesday and I'm still making up recipes from Baking From My Home to Yours like my life depends on it. At the beginning of the year, I had 78 recipes to make up. I'm not sure how many are left, but it's lots less than 78.

This recipe is perfection as a do ahead, and even if you're making it from start to finish, it's still very doable on a weeknight. I made some changes:

  • We have tons of desserts around so I made 1/4 of the recipe, yielding 2 crisps.
  • I didn't have dried cranberries, so I substituted chopped walnuts.
  • I considered adding cardamom to the crisp topping but didn't. I think it would be awesome so if you try it please let me know how you liked it.
  • You can use practically any fruit with this one. Really, grapefruit, pears, berries, stone fruit, you can use them all.
  • Dorie's crisp topping is quite unusual in that it has oats and coconut, but it works beautifully, and is easy to throw together as it's made in the food processor.
If you'd like the recipe, you can find it here.