Chef's Table Recipe: Apple Cranberry Crisp

For a simple, yet satisfying dessert try this recipe from inside the kitchen of The Green Table.

INGREDIENTS:
Apple–Cranberry Filling

1 ½ pound apples, medium diced (3 ½ cups)
¼ cup sugar
1 ½ cup whole fresh cranberries
1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch

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2 tablespoons butter

Topping

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup oats
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 cup of sliced almonds
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
2 sticks butter, room temperature, cut into chunks

PREPARATION:

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Toss the apples with sugar, cranberries, and cornstarch. Melt butter in a heavy bottomed pan and add apple mixture. Mix well and cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until the apples begin to soften. Put mixture into ramekins or a 2-quart baking dish.

Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, almonds, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a mixing bowl. Blend butter in with your fingers and palms until mixture is crumbly. Cover apple filling with crisp topping. Bake for about 8 minutes or until the mixture bubbles.

CHEF'S TIPS:

Using different kinds of apples, some tart and some sweet makes for a much more layered and nuanced flavor.

Make the topping by vigorously rubbing your hands together as if drying them under an air dryer.


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