Saturday, February 1, 2014

Cran Apple Crisps - Dorie Greenspan

This is another apple crisps... healthy dessert ! Cran Apple Crisps from Dorie Greesnspan " Baking : From My Home To Yours " but I tweaked it by adding rolled oats and sunflower seeds and reduced the sugar . Crispy topping with moist cinnamon flavored apples and cranberries.  I used dried cranberries instead of fresh ones.  Added a walnut each as topping  :p

A yummy dessert for WB  and myself :)) I love all the ingredients used for this Cran Apple Crisps ....cranberry , walnut, sunflower seeds and rolled eaten with vanilla ice cream.... yumm yumm... 

it was even more mouth-watering after it was baked,
crispy and crunchy topping!

Cran-Apple Crisps (adapted from Dorie Greenspan)

For the Topping:

¾ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup (packed) light brown sugar
½ cup old-fashioned oats
½ cup shredded sweetned coconut * I omitted this but add in rolled oats instead
1 tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground ginger
1 stick (8 tbsp) cold unsalted butter cut into 4 pieces

*I added sunflower seeds and walnuts for deco

For the filling:

4 medium apples, peeled, cored and cut into ¼ inch chunks
1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries ( if frozen, don’t thaw)
½ cup moist, plump dried cranberries or raisins
2/3 cup sugar
1 tbsp all-purpose flour

Getting ready:

Center a rack in the oven and prehat the oven to 375ยบ F. Lightly butter eight ovenproof cups or bowls, each with a capacity of about one cup. Put the cups on a baking sheet lined with parchment or a silicon mat.

To make the topping:

Put all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse just until the mixture forms big curds, about 1 minute ( You can make the topping up to 3 days ahead and refrigerate it in an airtight bag)

To make the filling:

Toss all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Divide the fruit evenly among the cups then spoon an equal amount of topping over each portion of fruit. Bake the crisps for 40-45 minutes or until the topping is golden and the fruit juices are bubbling up around it. Transfer the cups to a rack and let them rest for at least 10 minutes before serving.

Quote for the day

" My tongue is smiling. "

~ Abigail Trillin ~

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