Tuesday, November 10, 2009

TWD - Cran-Apple Blueberry Crisp


This week's Tuesday with Dorie is hosted by Em of The Repressed Pastry Chef, who has chosen Dorie's Cran-Apple Crisp.


The recipe calls for fresh and dried cranberries. As I didn't have fresh cranberries, I substituted fresh blueberries, hence I ended up with a Cran-Apple Blueberry Crisp. I also didn't have traditional oats, and used quick oats instead, which seemed to work just fine. Stupidly, I halved the recipe (which makes 8 serves) and only made 2 crisps instead of 4. I was puzzled when the fruit filled the ramekins to the brim, and I had to throw away half the topping - and now I know why. I also quite happily ate what I now know was a double serving of crisp - oops. The other one is still in the fridge and will be eaten in two sittings.



This dessert tasted delicious! What can be bad about apples, cranberries and blueberries topped with an oaty, crisp topping. As you can see, the proof of the pudding is in the eating:





You can check out how the other TWD bakers went with the cran-apple crisps by checking out the TWD blogroll, and you can find the recipe in Dorie's book or on Em's site.

25 comments:

jillbert said...

Adding blueberries sounds great! I'm looking forward to making this one!

It's a fruit dessert, so it's OK if you have a double portion, right?

Cakelaw said...

LOL - of course ;)

Ellie said...

I was wondering where did you find cranberries during this time of the year.... great idea to replace with blueberries! Lovely recipe from dorie.

Tammy said...

great idea to add blueberries. We enjoyed it as well

pinkstripes said...

Too bad about the wasted filling. your berry version sounds delicious.

Heather said...

yum! i love fruit crisps!

Brenda said...

Holy moly this looks wonderful!!!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Mmmm I love the addition of blueberries...delicious!

Emily said...

Yum! I want this! I love cranberries and apples.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Crumble and crisps are always so good! I always eat too much of the crisp topping though :P

Amanda said...

I am making this next week, can't wait! Yours look delish!

Anne said...

Wow that looks wonderful. I love blueberries in crisps and will have to look for some when I make this!

chocolatechic said...

I almost went with a blueberry version, but I went a different way.

Yours looks great, and I'd totally eat the extra topping.

Kim said...

Looks yummy. The addition of blueberries sounds wonderful. I'm planning on making this one next week.

Pam said...

I love any kind of crisps...your's looks really good!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Enjoy!

Susan said...

I think someone else used blueberries and I thought then what a great idea. I may have to try that. Yours looks delicious!

Flourchild said...

Yum I love blueberries, great idea to add them to your crisp. It looks very good!

Clivia said...

I've also, um, accidentally eaten a double serving of dessert.
Your crisp looks irresistable! I can't wait to make it.

margot said...

The good news about the double portion is that this is one of the healthier recipes from Baking. Your crisps look delicious, blueberries are pretty much always a good idea!

Jennifer said...

This looks delicious!!!! More fruit cancels out calories.:D

isa said...

The addition of blueberries sounds delicious! I made this one last week and we love it as well. Yours looks wonderful!

Kayte said...

This looks and sounds delicious with the blueberries, I am going to do that version, too. The guys all love it here. Next time you make extra topping: it freezes, just stick in a baggie, mark it, freeze it, and you have topping next time the urge strikes or for something else! Wanna know how I know? I have done the same thing so many times, halving the recipe and forgetting to half the topping...LOL.

Pamela said...

I loved this crisp and will definitely make it again...next time with blueberries! Great idea.

Leslie said...

Mmm...blueberries sound fabulous in this crisp. I haven't made mine yet but will be careful with the dividing.

TeaLady said...

Apple blueberry. What a great variation.