Monday, January 28, 2008

Apple Cranberry Crisp

For me a favourite comfort food is a fruit crisp and I often try different crisp recipes. A crisp is definitely one of those foods that picks us up when we are down, warms us when we are feeling lost and cold and blurs out the bad mood.

So I've submitted this recipe to the Monthly Mingle Comfort Food event

I made this crisp recipe on the weekend and really liked it! I think it was partly because of the pecans in the crisp portion and the contrast of the cranberries to the apples. The recipe doesn't call for cinnamon but I didn't think it could be an apple crisp without it so I did add about a teaspoon to the crisp topping.

Here's the recipe

Cranberry Apple Crisp

1 cup sugar
2 cups fresh cranberries
3 cups sliced apples(I used Granny Smith)
1 cup quick oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup soft butter
1 cup chopped pecans
1 tsp. cinnamon(optional)

Mix the apples, cranberries and sugar and put in the bottom of 9 by 13 greased baking dish(I used a deeper oval dish and it worked well). Mix the butter and sugar, add the oats and pecans(and cinnamon if using). Mix and spread on top of the fruit.

Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour.

I served it with a dollop of fresh whipped cream.


R said...

This looks so good!
Love all the cranberries and oats.

Meeta said...

Rosanne, this certainly does look gorgeous! Cranberries and oats could not get more comforting than that!

Hendria said...

I have not tried cranberries..I just may have to now...