Thursday, October 25, 2012

Cran-Apple Crisp

So today the weather in South Carolina has gone back into the 80s....ugh!!!!!!!!!!!!!  So in order to throughly enjoy this Cran-Apple Crisp, I had to crank the AC, put on some sweats and pretend it was cool outside.  It worked....and this crisp is amazing!  I love a piping hot scoop of plain old apple crisp, but chuck in some dried cranberries, walnuts and orange zest and POW -- flavor explosion to the face.  No need to pile on the ice cream or whipped cream here, this baby is good all on it’s own!

I chose to use a combination of Granny Smith and Honeycrisp apples in the recipe.  I really had to force myself to cut up the Honeycrisp and throw them in, {they are the most heavenly apples for eating} but they really were perfect and stood up to the heat of the oven.  Feel free to use any apples you wish/have on hand.  

Cran-Apple Crisp

8 c. thinly sliced peeled tart apples
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. dried cranberries
1/2 c. chopped walnuts
1/4 c. flour
1 1/2 - 2 tsp grated orange peel
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1/3 c. whole wheat flour
1/3 c. nonfat dry milk powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 - 1/2 tsp cloves
5 tbsp cold butter, cubed
1/3 c. quick cooking oats

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients, toss to coat.  Transfer to a 13 x 9 in baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  2. Combine brown sugar, whole wheat flour, milk powder, cinnamon and cloves.  Cut butter into mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.  Stir in oats and sprinkle over apples.
  3. Bake uncovered at 350 for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden.  
And check out a different presentation idea -- MiniChow Cran-Apple Crisp!!!!!!  For those who want "just a little bit".  Cute!!!!

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