Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Quarantine Cuisine: Apple and Berry Crisp with Oat Topping


Adding apples to my berry for a big crisp.
My cooking right now includes desserts to finish our meals with a sweet touch.

My weekly grocery pickup from Fred Meyer always includes berries. If needed, freeze any uneaten ones before shopping again. Today I thawed my stash to make a crisp.

I wanted to refresh my memory about oatmeal topping. I chose Apple Crisp with Oat Topping by realnakedchef on Allrecipes.


Apple and Berry Crisp 
with Oat Topping

Fruits mixed right in the baking dish.
My Fruit Ingredients:

6 scant of cups berries (I had strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and leftover cranberry sauce)
3 medium peeled and sliced apples
4 tablespoons white sugar
3 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon



Lots of tasty topping!
Oat Topping Ingredients:
This is a half recipe for my 9" X 9" baking dish.

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup quick minute oats (I like extra oats)
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sliced pecans (optional)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup room temperature butter or margarine

Directions:

Coat a medium-sized baking dish with vegetable spray. To make it easy, use the baking dish as a mixing bowl. Mix together the berries and sliced apples. Sprinkle white sugar, flour (to thicken the juices while baking) and cinnamon over the top and stir until well blended.

Use a bowl to mix the brown sugar, oats, flour, sliced pecans and cinnamon for the topping. Use a pastry cutter or whisk (my choice) to cut the butter into the oats mixture until it resembles pea-sized crumbs.

Double duty in the oven warming frozen lasagna from last week for dinner.

Spread the topping over the fruit. Pat it gently until even.  Bake at 350 degrees F for about 40 minutes or until it's golden brown and the sides are bubbling. If you used apples, it may take a little longer for them to soften.

A scoop of rich vanilla ice cream made our sweet treat hit the spot!

If you have lots of berries, you can cut down on the apples or eliminate them altogether. Fresh or thawed berries work equally well.  Crisps are very versatile.

What's cooking in your kitchen right now? -- Margy

26 comments :

  1. It looks amazing and is a great way to use up older fruit including berries and apples.

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    1. I just froze a few more today in anticipation of grocery day tomorrow. - Margy

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    1. Our good friend Dave makes the best. I can use his recipes and still they turn out different. He must have the magic touch. - Margy

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  3. This looks great! I imagine it would make a good late breakfast (you commented on my blog Erratic engineeress that you're eating breakfasts without lunches now :))

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    1. Yes, it would. We alternate our breakfasts with fruit and a sweet roll or toast one day with something more substantial like eggs and a meat next. - Margy

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  4. My that looks amazingly tasty.
    Thank you for the recipe!

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    1. Some of the new varieties of apples don't cook down to a soft consistency. I need to do some research to find the best, but like my berries it's a way to use up older apples. - Margy

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  5. Delicious! Am sure it tastes equally great too!
    Thank you for sharing this yummy post.

    Happy #ww and a great rest of the week.

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    1. Thank you for the comment. This is the first week I've posted to Wordless Wednesday not that it's open to include posts with words. As you can tell, I can be a bit wordy. - Margy

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  6. Yummy... a wonderful recipe for the Corner of the World. Thank you for sharing.

    Stay healthy and well.

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    1. I grew up with a lot of crisps with my grandparents having a quarter acre garden and both of my parents excellent cooks. - Margy

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  7. It looks good and delicious. Have a great day.

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    1. Thanks, you too. We need to find pleasure in little things these days. - Margy

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    1. It was, and it lasts so well in the fridge. We enjoyed the last two pieces last night for dessert. - Margy

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  9. JB did groceries this morning! I can't see to drive comfortably. It's been crazy times.

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    1. Tomorrow I am going to enter the grocery store for the first time since mid-March. I have two things that need to be returned. I'll do it while we are parked in the pickup area for our new week's online grocery order. - Margy

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    1. It is a good thing we are walking about a mile every day or things like this would cause a weight gain. So far I'm holding steady. - Margy

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  11. I haven't had a dish like this in forever, it sounds so good!!
    Jenna

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    1. I like it because I can same leftovers and it is so easy. - Margy

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  12. Looks yummy!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Staying safe in my neighbourhood, cooking and eating more than usual. - Margy

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  13. I love fruit crisp, and we have rhubarb for pulling and I make apple and rhubarb crumble, delicious.

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    1. I love rhubarb just cooked or in a crisp. Maybe I'll see if I can order some from the store for pickup. I miss having fresh from my garden, but my plant that lasted years overwintering in a large container was killed by grubs in the roots two winters ago. - Margy

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Thanks for stopping by. Comments, questions, and suggestions are always welcome. - Margy