I had some apples from a local family farm, and a bag of cranberries in the freezer; what could be better for an autumn gathering than a cranberry and apple crisp?
Pretty darned simple to make, but not terribly sweet, this crisp needs a bit of whipped cream or ice cream on top.
Besides, Rich had packed each of them a goody bag from our leftover Hallowe’en candy, so I figured we were good.
•1 cup brown sugar
•1 cup oats
•1/2 cup butter, sliced
Toss the apples and cranberries together with the orange peel, spices, and brown sugar in a large bowl, then arrange them evenly in the baking pan.
Place the brown sugar and oats in a food processor fitted with the metal blade.
Arrange the oat, brown sugar, and butter mixture more or less evenly over the fruit in the baking pan, then pop into the oven and bake for 45 minutes, or until the topping looks a bit crispity and the apples are tender.
Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.
Note: if you make this ahead of time, you can warm the whole pan or individual servings in the ‘wave before serving; still very good.