Sunday, August 29, 2010

Hearty Apple Crisp with Maple Cream

Apple Crisp with Maple Cream

So, as I usually do, I take the end of week ingredients I have left in my refrigerator and pantry, and depending on what I have, I try to put together something tasty. This week, I had a few apples left in the fridge, some sour cream with no plans to use, and a few graham crackers left in an open package. I took the inspiration for this dessert from my favorite “go-to” breakfast. This certainly can be served as a breakfast too as it has the basic elements of a morning meal, but also works as a hearty dessert. Hope you give the recipe a try! It’s a bit of a twist on a traditional recipe…

Hearty Crisp:
 3 sheets Graham cracker, finely ground (about ½ cup crumbs)
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
¼ cup ground flax seed
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. salt
~mix well in a bowl, then add:
1 stick  (1/2 cup) butter or margarine
1 tsp. maple extract
1/3 cup roughly chopped almonds or walnuts (set aside for garnish before baking)
~blend with a pastry blender or fork until crumbly in texture. Set aside.

Apple base:
4 diced apples, skin on. I used Fuji Apples
1 TBSP lemon juice
3 TBSP sugar (white is fine)
2 ½ TBSP cornstarch (or 5 TBSP flour)
½ tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp salt
~mix thoroughly, then spread in an even layer in a greased 8x8” square pan. Top with crisp mixture. I topped this all with 1/3 cup roughly chopped almonds, which is completely optional. Walnuts would have been equally delicious.  Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes, or until browned and bubbly.

Maple Cream:
1 cup light sour cream (or full fat if you don’t care)
¾ cup powdered sugar
Dash or two of salt
½ tsp. maple extract
~mix until smooth, and refrigerate until ready to use.

Serve warm crisp with a generous spoonful of maple cream, and above all…ENJOY!!


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  2. Hi mom. Can't believe you haven't posted anything since this. It was so GOOD! You need to keep making videos with Debbie or whoever so I can Watch them. Love you!

  3. Hello my love! I miss you! I am only posting one new video a week, so tomorrow I have a new one! I hope you like it, can't wait until your here again to eat and help...nobody does a better job than YOU! Love you Brendan :)