Apple-Cranberry Walnut Crisp

  • Margareta Posted: 09/25/10
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Delicious with the following changes: I used dried cranberries instead of fresh in the filling. For the topping, I substituted 1c. chopped pecans for the walnuts, substituted 1/2 c. brown sugar for the maple syrup, increased the butter to 1/2 c. and melted it before I added it to the crumb mixture, and eliminated the vanilla. That made the topping more crumbly and less like cake batter.

  • sallycat Posted: 11/27/08
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    The fruit filling was fine, but I didn't like the topping. It was soft and bready rather than crisp and crumbly. The topping was also not sweet enough for my tastes.

  • amy987 Posted: 01/28/09
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    No, not that great. If I were to make it again, I would cut the butter in and make the topping crumbly. That way I should be able to spread the topping over the apples easier and maybe they wouldn't be so thick and clumpy. The apples were good though.

  • davidslori Posted: 07/08/09
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    Outstanding! We are turning into health nuts, and that's what I love about this recipe, it is such a healthier way to have dessert. My whole family raved this dessert; I've even eaten for breakfast over greek yogurt. I'm not a fan of crisp's desserts, but this recipe made a lover out of me! I recommend wholeheartedly!!

  • rstarrlemaitre Posted: 02/22/12
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    I actually really liked the topping, contrary to other raters. It was crisp on top but stayed chewy on the underside against the fruit, and had the flavor of a granola bar. Add in the warm cooked fruit and it was like eating a fresh-baked granola bar instead of store-packaged one! Perhaps not quite special enough for company, but definitely great after a weeknight dinner. I liked it a la mode with vanilla ice cream.

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