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CRANBERRY APPLE CRISP

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Use Apples or Your Favorite Fruit to Whip Up this Heartwarming Dessert

text and photography by Tiffany Scales, Food Contributor

Hi there! Can you believe Christmas is only a few days away?? Are you ready? Is your menu planned? Just in case you haven’t thought of a dessert, I’ve got one for you. I don’t know about you, but I LOVE baked apples. They just warm my heart and remind me so much of the holidays. This apple crisp is one of my favorite go-to recipes when I am in need of a baked apple. Crisps are simply a layer of baked fruit with a buttery, crispy topping. They are really easy to make and you can use any fruit you like. Apples just happen to be my favorite…

Here is what you need and what to do:
8 granny smith apples
1 teaspoon of lemon zest
1 tablespoon of orange zest
Juice of one lemon
Juice of 1/2 an orange
1/2 cup of dried cranberries
1/2 cup of granulated sugar
1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg

For the topping:
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
3/4 granulated sugar
3/4 cup of light brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
1 cup of old-fashioned oats
2 sticks of cold unsalted butter, diced

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Peel, core and cut the apples into large chunks. Good conversation or music makes that process go by much faster. 🙂 Place the fruit in a large bowl and add the zests, juices, cranberries, sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir everything together. Pour the mixture into a 13x9x2 dish and set aside.Combine all of the ingredients for the topping into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix on low speed for about 1 minute until the mixture is in large crumbles. Sprinkle the mixture over the fruit. Be sure to completely cover the fruit.

Place the dish on a sheet tray and bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour. The topping should be browned and the filling should be bubbling on the sides of the dish. Gosh, my mouth just started watering…

I love to serve it warm with cinnamon whipped cream.

For the whipped cream:
Whip 1 cup of cold heavy whipping cream with 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. Vanilla ice cream would work perfectly, too.

Let me know if you have any questions and/or if you decide to make it! 

Recipe adapted from Ina Garten

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Hi, I'm Erika.
Your Design + Happy Healthy Home Advocate.

Over a decade ago, I exchanged my corporate life in building construction for an opportunity to enhance your personal home via decoration and renovation. My mission? To help busy professionals make their homes their sanctuaries.

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