Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tuesdays with Dorie - Cran-Apple Crisp



This Tuesday's entry for TWD is the Cran-Apple Crisp, chosen by Em at The Repressed Pastry Chef. Let me preface by saying that much as I don't like cherries in anything cooked, I'm not all that fond of dried cranberries. I tolerate them, but just barely. I do love cranberry juice (including any permutation with vodka - which sounds so bad; my friends will tell you I'm not really a drinker, really, but I seem to keep referencing cocktails here. Must be indicative of my state of mind but I assure you I rarely imbibe.) and I like cranberry sauce (as long as it's the kind that slides out of a can - is that so bad? I don't like actual cooked cranberry sauce.), but that sour aspect of dried cranberries, coupled with the fact that they stick to your teeth, bugs me.



Luckily, this crisp has plenty of sweetness to counteract the sour. The apples were sweet on their own, and then there was the topping - more of that crumbage I love - and I added golden raisins to mine as Dorie suggests as a variation.

I ended up taking the crisp to Sunday dinner at my sister's where it was served up after a wonderful fall dinner of pot roast, mashed potatoes (which I'd gladly eat every day), and parsnips. It was fantastic, warm from the oven with homemade vanilla ice cream - can you think of a single thing that wouldn't be improved by a scoop a la mode?

7 comments:

Nina said...

Your crisp looks wonderful! Sounds like the perfect addition to that fall dinner.

chocolatechic said...

Looks beautiful.

I haven't tasted mine yet, but I know it is going to be wonderful.

Flourchild said...

Your crisp looks so good and IM sure your sister and everyone else really liked it. Im going to make this one next time!

pinkstripes said...

Crisps with ice cream are a match made in heaven. Looks wonderful.

Pamela said...

Well, they must have loved you over at your sisters house! The crisp looks great, especially with that ice cream.

Karen said...

I really thought this was great, too. And I totally agree about the ice cream!

Amanda said...

That looks fabulous! I made this this week and loved it :)