A Southern Grace: hooray! (chinet giveaway number two)

September 27, 2013

hooray! (chinet giveaway number two)

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I know the saying is "as American as apple pie", but apple crisp is pretty representative of the good ol' US of A, too. Maybe moreso, as even the laziest among us can't complain about any difficulty in making it. (God bless America.)


In case you couldn't tell, I'm making each dish in my series of Chinet Bakeware® giveaways focused on a particular nation. Last week, we visited Mexico, and this week, we're moving slightly north and saying hello to America.

I chose to make a crisp in my 7.25x9.25-inch Chinet dish, and it worked perfectly. Again, there's no mess to clean up and no worries about transferring blazing hot glass dishes from one spot to another. I can think of several occasions where a crisp like this would be appropriate, from a small gathering of friends to a church potluck.


The apple and peach combination is lovely and super juicy (try to get this dessert eaten in one go--the longer it sits, the soggier that crunchy topping becomes). The spices are just right and completely appropriate for this time of year. If peaches are long gone in your area, pears work just as well. Heck, an all-apple crisp is terrific too. I slipped some cranberries in at the last minute and I'm really glad I did--they tinted the whole thing a little bit pink! Plus, their tartness gives it all a nice balance.


If you want a chance to try this fantastic Chinet Bakeware® out for yourself, leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite fruit combination. If your comment is randomly picked, you'll win a full set! I'll leave the comments open for a week and close them next Friday, October 4th. Good luck!

All-American Apple Crisp with Peaches and Cranberries
Serves 6-8
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 4 apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 2 peaches, peeled, pitted and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and lightly grease a 7.25x9.25-inch baking dish (like the Chinet Bakeware® small oval pan!).
In a large bowl, toss apples, peaches, and cranberries with lemon juice, granulated sugar, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg; spoon fruit mixture evenly into prepared dish and set aside.
In a food processor, pulse flour, oats, brown sugar, pecans, and salt until combined.
Add butter and pulse again until mixture resembles coarse meal.
Spread oat mixture evenly over fruit and bake until fruit is tender, juices are bubbly and topping is crisp, 45 to 50 minutes.


Disclaimer: While Chinet did provide me with a stipend and their terrific bakeware free of charge, the opinions in this post are all mine. I probably can't be bribed.

31 comments:

cquek said...

I’m amazed at how much you manage to get done! These are gorgeous!!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A decandently delicious crisp!

Cheers,

Rosa

Blond Duck said...

I love crisp. I love apples. I love cranberries. Yum!

Caroline Taylor said...

This sounds great, lovely name.

Pam said...

I like apple crisp more than apple pie. This looks and sounds fantastic Grace.

Guru Uru said...

Apple crisp is my go to dessert, how delicious :D

Cheers
CCU

Ally said...

Hmmm, fav fruit combo....I think that would have to be plums and apples. especially in plum-apple butter!

Sugar Cookies to Peterbilts said...

Favorite fruit combination? Since chocolate begin it's journey on a fruit tree, I have to answer Chocolate and Strawberries!

Holtnotes said...

My favorite fruit combination is apples and cranberries . Anxious to try your combination.

xenacat1 said...

Hmmm. Does the Sunkist flavors of Jelly Bellys count?

Susan C said...

I love apple crisp with raisins in the fall. But my all time favorite combination is strawberry/banana.

oconnorts said...

looks wonderful-thank you
My favorite fruit combo is blueberries and shubarb

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Oh yum!! This looks fantastic :) I've always loved apple crisp

Beth said...

I have an apple pear cherry crisp that I just love. But now I'm longing to try your variation, too!

Angie Schneider said...

Who doesn't love crisp?! Your apple crisp looks super, Grace.

Carolyn Gonzalez said...

I love mango and pineapple

I Wilkerson said...

Apple and cranberry is one of my faves--anything that is sweet with a little sour works great in my mind...

Rosita Vargas said...

Una gran delicia de relamarse los labios con manzanas y berries muy bueno,abrazos.

Anonymous said...

aren't all crisps good just by defintion? if i had to pick a favorite it would sour cherry and blueberry.

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~~louise~~ said...

I can't think of a better combination of flavors to celebrate Fall, Grace. Who can resist a tempting Apple Crisp especially when it is all gussied up with peaches and cranberries.

Thank you so much for sharing, Grace. What a GREAT give-away!

Amy (Savory Moments) said...

I love all crisps, especially with fall fruits like apples and pears. Adding cranberries is a good addition, too!

Alison Peterson said...

I love berries with apples in crisps.

kumars kitchen said...

this crisp is sheer decadence...love everything in it...thanks for sharing
:-)

Joanne said...

I think anything apple-infused exudes national spirit!! This crisp is super lovely.

Katerina said...

I think while studying in US I ate the most delicious apple pie so I would definitely agree with this plus I would say that this crisp is also very seductive!

Erica said...

This crisp has my name all over it, Grace!Delicious and perfect for Thanksgiving!

Juliana Levine said...

Somehow I never had the combination of apple and cranberries...time to try this out...
Thanks for the recipe and hope you are having a fabulous week Grace :D

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Hehe I lost count of the number of times I said "God Bless America" on my recent trip! Okay most of it was food related! :P

scrambledhenfruit said...

This looks so good! I love crisps because then I don't have to roll out pie crust. Pie crust doesn't like me. Apple crisps are good but another good combination is peach and blueberry. :)

latanya t said...

apple and cherry

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Gloria Baker said...

I love this Grace ! Look absolutely delicious and yumm!