Can you guess what I'm baking?

Saturday, September 12, 2009
It's fall. Not officially but that's neither here nor there. For all intents and purposes, it's fall. And that means apples. Delicious apples. With the cooler weather and the leaves outside changing colours, my thoughts have turned to that perfect autumn crisp. Is there anything (other than pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce or turkey) that just screams fall? No sir. It's funny but my mom never made apple crisp when we were growing up; I didn't have my first one until I was an adult. Oh sure, there was apple pie but never crisp. Yes, my childhood WAS terrible...hee hee! For something that tastes so wonderfully delicious, the ingredients are surprisingly simple: apples, butter/margarine, cinnamon, sugar, oats, flour. Sometimes ginger (although I forgot to add some this time around). Mmmmmmmm.

I recently picked up a couple of little ramekins with the thought that I'd make little mini choclate lava cakes one of these days but from the moment I popped my head out onto the balcony this morning, I knew I had to make apple crisps. No real recipe involved, I just winged it this time around. I added a few dried cranberries (couldn't find fresh yet) and perhaps a touch too much margarine to the topping as you can see in the "before" picture on the right. Ah well. They'll still be delicious. Unfortunately I also forgot to pick up whipped cream when we were shopping this morning so we'll have to eat them plain but what a wonderful mid-afternoon snack this is going to make!


mister anchovy said...

I LOVE apple crisp.

Wandering Coyote said...

Yay! I love fruit crisps! Yours looks really great, and I love the new ramekins. I hope you didn't pay an arm & a leg for them, though... I can't wait until you make the lava cakes!

Captain Karen said...

My absolute fave has to be a raspberry mango with ginger crisp I made last summer. Oh my god! To die for.

WC, never fear...I paid $1.25 plus GST for the pair :) thank goodness for the dollar store!

Heather said...

I like my apple crisp with cream poured over top instead of whipped. Yum.

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