Emeril's Apple and Cherry Oatmeal Crisp
Emeril Lagasse's Fruit Crisp
Sweet and filling, Emeril's Apple and Cherry Oatmeal Crisp is a comfort dish that's sure to please.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees?? F.
In a large bowl, combine the apples, cherries, walnuts, sugar, orange juice, orange zest, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg and cornstarch and toss well to combine.
In a separate bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, flour, remaining 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and remaining 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg. Blend the butter into the dry ingredients using your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Pour the fruit mixture into a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle the crumb mixture over the top and bake for 15 minutes. Lower the temperature to 350??F and continue baking until bubbly, apples are tender, and the top is golden brown, 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and let rest at least 10 minutes before serving warm, with vanilla ice cream on top.
Yield: 12 servings
Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, Emeril's Food of Love Productions, 2006