Apple & Plum Crisp

Time: 1 hour

“And I knew that if I had the chance that I could make those people dance. And, maybe they’d be happy for a while”…. lyrics to a song by Don McLean… I think this crisp will make your day happy – it is great for breakfast with greek yogurt (try coconut) or as a dessert with vanilla ice cream! Either way, you can’t get wrong – so, “kick off your shoes and dig those rhythms and blues”.

Music Selection: Madonna – American Pie

Ingredients:

6 – 8 cups diced apples (you can use apples and mix it with blackberries, cherries, peaches, or plums)

2 Tbsp sugar

2 Tbsp cinnamon

¾ cup rolled oats

½ cup brown sugar

½ cup flour

1 tsp cinnamon

½ cup butter, cold

Toppings:

Maple syrup

Heavy cream (whipped or liquid)

Ice cream or Greek yogurt (vanilla, coconut, lemon or cherry would be great).

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 350 deg F.

In large, bowl, mix the fruit with sugar and cinnamon. The pour into a buttered casserole dish.

In a separate bowl, mix the oats, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter until butter is pea size. Pour crumble topping over the fruit. Cover the casserole dish and bake for 30 minutes. Remove lid and let bake another 15 – 25 minutes, until fruit is cooked.

For breakfast, we like to pour a little cream and syrup on the crisp or you could put a big dollop of vanilla Greek yogurt.

For dessert, we love this with ice cream or whipped cream and maybe a splash of grand marnier! Also great as an afternoon snack with tea or coffee…

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