Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tuesdays With Dorie: Cran-Apple Crisps

Behold, the world's best variation on an apple crisp, brought to you by none other than Dorie Greenspan (and our recipe-chooser this week, Em of The Repressed Pastry Chef). Please excuse the superlatives, but really, this crisp is amazing. Since I finished up my first batch of it, I've been thinking, daily, about making it again. In between projects, essays, midterms and just scraping dinner together at the end of a long day, this dish has been the culinary goal that I have been looking forward to.

The fruit component of the recipe involves placing a mixture of chopped apples, fresh and dried cranberries, sugar and flour in ramekins.

The topping is made of oats, flour, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, ground ginger and what is bound to be my secret ingredient in crumble toppings from now on: sweetened shredded coconut. The coconut adds a beautiful complexity to the flavour of the crisps, and yet, the coconut flavour itself is subtle.

Baked until bubbly, the apple and cranberry soften and form a delicious sweet-tart blend which perfectly complements the coconut-infused topping.

You have. To. Make. This. Visit Em's blog for the recipe.


Clivia November 10, 2009 at 8:53:00 AM EST  

Ooo. What an inspiring review of this recipe. Finally, I'm eager to try it. Glad it ws such a hit!

Nina November 10, 2009 at 10:05:00 AM EST  

Your crisp looks super! The photos are terrific. Can't wait to make this one.

chocolatechic November 10, 2009 at 10:45:00 AM EST  

It looks so wonderful.

I heart crisps.

Susan November 10, 2009 at 2:06:00 PM EST  

Yum! Yours look great! I am making this Thanksgiving week, unless I cave in before then. :)

Lauryn November 10, 2009 at 3:56:00 PM EST  

Yum!! Your crisps look delicious! I love how your topping looks! I am looking forward to making this one!!

Karen November 10, 2009 at 6:01:00 PM EST  

We loved this at my house, too. Dorie is very good at crumb toppings!

Anonymous November 10, 2009 at 8:35:00 PM EST  

Glad you loved the crisps! They look wonderful.

matty November 10, 2009 at 9:32:00 PM EST  

These were just awesome!

Steph November 10, 2009 at 10:06:00 PM EST  

I love your ramekins! I need to get some non white ones. I agree, this was delicious!

MaryBeth November 10, 2009 at 10:18:00 PM EST  

Your little dishes are so darn cute and the crisp inside of them looks even better...

margot November 11, 2009 at 1:19:00 AM EST  

Beautiful photos, the crisps look delicious! It's nice to have a treat to look forward to after a long day.

Pamela November 11, 2009 at 8:49:00 PM EST  

LOVE the blue ramekins! And you're right, this one was amazing.

TeaLady November 12, 2009 at 10:28:00 PM EST  

Yes it WAS THAT good. Superlative

Rebecca November 13, 2009 at 6:10:00 PM EST  

Ooh, that looks good. And I'd love it with coconut. I'm more more excited about this one now. ;)

Fitness Foodie November 14, 2009 at 10:58:00 AM EST  

Wonderful fall dessert. Love those little pots.

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