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Cookie Dough Apple-Peach Crisp

Delicious Intensity That Can Be Unexpected

"High Flavor, Low Labor" author J.M. Hirsch's fast, easy meals to feed a crowd.
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Nobody expects this sort of delicious intensity from an apple crisp. It gets its punch from a serious (but not overwhelming) helping of candied ginger, as well as a generous dose of sweet and tart dried cherries.

And the topping, made by combining crumbled purchased sugar cookie dough and oats, is simply the most comforting crisp topping you'll ever encounter.


  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup diced crystallized ginger
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 5 medium apples, peeled, cored, and chopped into bite-size chunks
  • Two 10-ounce bags frozen peaches, thawed
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 14-ounce package prepared sugar cookie dough, broken into chunks
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • Cooking Directions

    Heat the oven to 375°F. Coat a 9-inch square casserole or baking pan with cooking spray.

    In a large bowl, mix the butter, brown sugar, ginger, lemon juice, cinnamon, cardamom, allspice, nutmeg, salt, and cornstarch. Add the apples, peaches, and cherries, then toss to coat.

    Transfer the fruit, using a rubber spatula to scrape the sides of the bowl, to the prepared pan. Set aside.

    In a food processor, combine the cookie dough and oats. Pulse several times, or until the mixture resembles coarse, wet sand. Sprinkle the mixture over the fruit.

    Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the topping is lightly browned and the fruit bubbles. Cool slightly before serving.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: apples, peaches, cherries, sugar cookie dough, rolled oats

    Course: Dessert

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