Monday, October 5, 2015

Apple Crisp with Craisins/ Raisins

Apple Crisp with Craisins/ Raisins
Needs a small scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream!
The month of September when we began to enjoy biting into crisp juicy locally grown apples has come & gone!  Yes, I've been cooking & baking, but not taking photos.  Two weekends ago we attended a beautiful family wedding "on the beach".  A drive east to the Cape (Cape Cod) to celebrate with family & friends.  It was a perfect day for the handsome groom & his beautiful wife.  Our young grandsons enjoyed getting their feet wet after the ceremony!  Amazing how great the sun felt on that warm Saturday afternoon.  Now, our weather has definitely gotten a bit chillier!               

Returning back home reminded me of the fresh apples & also desserts where the delicious fruit is the key ingredient.  Yum, yum, yum!  If I were to choose the 1 dessert that can be prepared quickly and my family always enjoys, it would be Apple Crisp!  Baked apple slices with a crunchy oat topping that has a hint of Nutmeg & Cinnamon- ahhhhh!  It's a dessert that is enjoyed by our family & friends, any time of year.  It can also be transported very easily when baked in a disposable baking dish.

Usually in the first Apple Crisp I bake every autumn McIntosh Apples are the star.  Now, that's because they are the first baking apple I can use.  As soon as the Cortland Apples hit the scene, those are my apples of choice.  As the seasons change, Empire Apples taste so good in this yummy dessert.

Have you baked this dessert?  While preparing it don't forget to add in a few Craisins & Raisins!

Apple Crisp with Craisins/ Raisins

Oven Temperature: 375°F
Time: 45 - 50 Minutes   

6 - 7 peeled sliced large apples - I use McIntosh, Cortland
       &/or Empire apples
3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup Old Fashioned Oats
3/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
1/3 Cup + 1 Tablespoon softened Butter or Margarine
1/4 Cup Craisins
1/4 Cup Raisins

  1.   Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2.   Spray PAM in 8" x 8" glass baking pan/ dish.
  3.   Rinse apples under cold running water & dry.
  4.   Peel & slice apples.
  5.   Place peeled/ sliced apples in pan/ dish.
  6.   Add Craisins & Raisins and mix in. 
  7.   Thoroughly mix remaining ingredients together in small bowl.
  8.   Sprinkle over apples. 
  9.   Bake 45- 50 Minutes or until apples are tender
  10.   Serve warm or chilled with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream.  
  11.   When cool, cover & refrigerate any leftovers.
This apple dessert is so good served warm or chilled.  We always enjoy topping it with a small scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream! 



Pam said...

I love apples and would love to go to Cape Cod! This is a great time of year for all the good apples available and recipes like this. Thanks for sharing, Judy!

JG said...

Pam- The Cape in the Fall is beautiful & you would love it! Watching and listening to the waves & walking on the beach is great. Today I will be baking with apples, again. :)