Tuesday, October 2, 2012

~Craisin Raisin Apple Crisp~

As we were cruisin' down the Mass Pike (I-90), suddenly I remembered that on Fridays there is a Farmers' Market at the Charlton Plaza.  That plaza is usually a good "get out and stretch" place for us when we travel to/from Boston, so stopping there was in the plans, anyway.  The market was still open - Cortland apples were the big purchase.
Craisin Raisin Apple Crisp
In September local apples are definitely a must!  I had visions of Craisin Raisin Apple Crisp!  Cortlands are very crisp at this time of year and are great apples to use when baking.  Probably the only variety of apple my mom used when she baked apple pies and made applesauce.  Thanksgiving is usually the time when I bake pies, so it's not a weekly habit.  I do like nutritious/ delicious food that takes less time and effort to prepare!  Craisin Raisin Apple Crisp fits the description with no pie crust to roll out.  I bake this often, because it's filled with apples, craisins, raisins and oats and all family members enjoy it.  Last year I posted this recipe during the beginning of October.  It's just delicious! :)

Craisin Raisin Apple Crisp

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

6 - 7 peeled sliced large 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 &/or Raisins - I use both!

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Spray PAM in 8" x 8" glass pan.
  3. Place sliced apples in pan.
  4. Add Craisins & Raisins and mix in.
  5. Thoroughly mix remaining ingredients together in small bowl.
  6. Sprinkle over apples.
  7. Bake 45- 50 Minutes or until apples are tender.
  8. Serve warm or chilled with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  9. When cool, cover & refrigerate any leftovers.
This tasty dessert filled with fruit definitely is enjoyed any time of year!



Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Looks delicious! I love apple crisp, perfect for the cooler temps and the beautiful Autumn apples.

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

Crisps are so much easier to make than a pie and my favorite part is the crumbly topping. Love that you added dried cranberries to the mix for a little tartness. May I have a scoop of ice cream on mine, please.

JG said...

Carol- It's great that the local apples are in! So good.

Cathy- Definitely, there is a scoop of ice cream saved for you! Vanilla? :)