Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Cranberry Apple Crisp

It's fall out there, folks.  And fall mean apples.  Cranberries.  Halloween.  Thanksgiving.  The shopping day countdown to Christmas.

As a family, we do not celebrate Halloween.  But almost every year, we host good friends for dinner that night.  Their neighborhood does Halloween big time, and since we live on a busy road, even with every light in our house, no one ever knocks on our door.  Ever.   This year it almost didn't happen....but thanks to Hurricane Sandy rescheduling things, non-Halloween Dinner at our house happened again!

My favorite part about hosting ANY dinner event is dessert.  I'm not sure if you've noticed, but I'm a dessert freak.  I love to bake desserts, I love to eat desserts, and I love to share desserts and relish the kudos.  The eyes rolled back in the heads, the ummming and yummmming that I get.  Fills my ego tank quite full.

Well, tonight I decided to try something different.  It was delicious!!!! :)  Top with a little whipped cream and it was to die for.


Cranberry Apple Crisp

1 Can Happy Harvest Cranberry Sauce (I used jellied, but next time trying whole berry)
4 medium apples, peeled and medium diced (I used jonagold and galas)
1/4 cup Grandma's Best Sugar
1 Cup Millville Quick Oats
1/2 Cup Baker's Corner Brown Sugar, packed
1/4-1/2 Cup Friendly Farms Butter, softened
Pinch salt.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, combine cranberry sauce, apples and 1/4 cup sugar.  Mix well, breaking up the cranberry sauce.

Spoon mixture evenly into greased ramekins (I used 8 oz Ramekins).

In another bowl, mix together oats, brown sugar, salt and butter.  Mix well.  Spoon mixture evenly on top of the ramekins.  Press down.  Bake for 35-40 will be crisped and brown, apple/cranberry mixture will be bubbly.

Let stand for about 5 minutes before serving (unless you like sugar burns....ouch!).