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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Apple & Cranberry Crisp | Comforting Dessert Recipe

Oh my gosh.  When I was making this and the orange zest hit the cinnamon and apples... my kitchen smelled like Fall and Christmas all at the same time.  It was really something else.  I almost left the orange zest out - it would have been a huge mistake.  It absolutely made the dish.

I made this as part of a really casual dinner we had with friends.  This crisp, along with my Italian Beef & Vegetable Stew was the perfect Fall dinner.


If you're not a cranberry fan, you can easily leave them out and just have an apple crisp, but the tart cranberries make it really special for me.

Here are some step by step photos, but the complete recipe can be found at MyWellBeing.com (updated!).


I soaked the dried cranberries in the orange juice to plump them up a little bit while I made the filling.  As I mentioned, the orange zest really put this over the top.


I peeled and chunked the apples, then added flour, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.


Then I added the cranberries in orange juice and tossed it all together.  I used this deep baking dish from Target which worked perfectly... I think it was $10!


I topped it with the crisp mixture of butter, sugar, salt and flour.  It is basically a crumbled buttery sugar cookie on top.  Yum.


Ready for the oven, or fridge/freezer if you're making in advance.


Hot and bubbly!


Gone!

 Here is the easy-to-pin strip!

5 comments:

  1. I can't find this recipe on mywellbeing.com. can you please post the link?

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    1. Sorry! I've updated the link - you can now find the recipe here! http://www.mywell-being.com/enjoy/freezer-friendly-ideas-entertaining

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  2. Thanks for the updated link, but I would really love it if you had a print-able version to click on right on your site. You have so many lovely recipes, would love to be able to gather them easily. Thanks!

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  3. I've made a similar recipe with a pear and apple mixture and ALWAYS the cranberries. I never get a picture of it though because it disappears too fast!

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