Happy Holidays, and happy holiday baking to all!! Yesterday was an afternoon of Christmas baking for me which included believe it or not… making my FIRST EVER successful fruit crisp, at least fingers crossed successful, we will have to wait until tomorrows Christmas dinner to find out for sure.
The crumble I made is an apple-cherry crisp. The recipe I used comes from “Whole Foods Market” and can be found at: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/recipe.php?recipeId=892 . I am also posting the recipe here. This was to my surprise a moderately easy and fun dessert dish to make (I normally HATE baking, haha) but yes I did enjoy this one, and found it quite easy to make.
Here is the recipe along with a before baking, and after baking picture of the dish.
Serves 6 to 8
6 cups peeled, sliced tart apples such as Granny Smith (2 pounds total or about 5 to 6 apples)
2 cups pitted cherries (either fresh or 1 (10-ounce) bag of frozen)
1 cup frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon cornstarch or arrowroot
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
1/2 teaspoon ground gingerTopping
1 cup quick cooking rolled oats
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup white flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, cut into small pieces
Bake until the top is golden brown and the fruit is tender and bubbly, 50 to 60 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes and serve warm.