Tuesday, November 10, 2009

TWD - Cran-Apple Crisps

For this week's Tuesdays with Dorie I tried the Cran-Apple Crisps (minus the cranberries). They were not the prettiest things to look at, but they sure were tasty.

Per Dorie Greenspan's instruction, the topping is made first which is a mixture of butter, brown sugar, oats, flour, coconut, cinnamon and ginger.

Dorie said to put all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until the mixture resembles "big curds". What the heck is a "big curd"??? I just mixed until the butter chunks were pea size. Close enough I guess. I also hate dirtying more dishes than absolutely necessary so I used my fingers instead of a food processor. A little messy, but one less appliance I have to clean.

Next toss all the "filling" ingredients together: apples, cranberries (I used pecan instead), raisins, sugar and little bit of flour.

Into the bowls the filling goes...

And then sprinkle the "crisp" on top of the filling.

Just out of the oven.

Like I said before, not the prettiest desert, but it taste like heaven. Sweet, spicy and oh so appley (sp). The perfect fall dessert.


  1. I shred frozen butter into my topping, and didn't have to get out the food processor.

    I always have. It is so much easier to make pie dough, biscuits, etc. that way.

  2. I love our crisp and the topping looks so good! Im glad you liked it!

  3. Your pictures are great. I think the pecans look especially yummy!