Tuesdays with Dorie: Cran-Apple CrispsNovember 10, 2009 at 11:32 am | Posted in cobblers, crisps, shortcakes, groups, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 24 Comments
Crisps are the perfect mid-week dessert for lazybones like myself…you don’t really “make” them, you just toss them together. Low effort but high reward– if only everything could be so easy and smell so good! This particular Cran-Apple Crisp topping has coconut in it, which sounds a tad unusual for something that screams autumn, but I thought it worked really well. I try not to buy sweetened coconut if I don’t really need to (it’s just too sweet for me), so I used unsweetened desiccated stuff here. I also swapped a little whole wheat flour for the AP, which I thought complimented the dessert’s rustic nature.
I liked these crisps so much, and they were so quick to throw together, that I did a rare second go-around. This last time, I added an extra handful of cranberries to the mix. I just love the tart little bursts of ruby red– tasty and beautiful!