Randy Mayor
9 servings

Tart apple contrasts with the sweet, deep flavors of spices and molasses. Try it with vanilla frozen yogurt.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 2

To prepare topping, place cookies in a food processor; pulse 10 times or until coarse crumbs form to measure 1/2 cup. Combine cookie crumbs, sugars, and flour in a medium bowl; cut in the butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture is crumbly.

Step 3

To prepare filling, combine apple and remaining ingredients in a large bowl; toss well. Spoon apple mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish or a 1 1/2-quart casserole. Sprinkle with topping. Bake at 375° for 45 minutes or until bubbly.

Ratings & Reviews

ViennaVAfoodie's Review

August 26, 2011
I love this crisp. More ingredients than the usual crisp but it is sooooooooooooo worth it. I can't wait until fall to make it!!

carolfitz's Review

December 20, 2009
The name is accurate: make this only if you like assertive flavors, which we do. Made to recipe (with dates) but had to bake 25 minutes longer til the pears were tender -- you may want to use all-apple. Very good, loved the gingersnap crumbs. Served for dessert following CL's pork with pomegranate pan sauce.