Tuesdays with Dorie: Cran-Apple Crisps

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After last’s week’s Chocolate Caramel Chestnut Torte, I was ready for a break. What a project! But this week’s Cran-Apple Crisps were just what the doctor ordered. Easy to put together. Too easy to eat.

Most all of us have experienced apple crisp since grade school. The addition of cranberries brought some welcome sophistication without extra work.

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No substitutions or changes this week. Straight by the recipe. Love the ginger and coconut in the crumbly topping. Sprinkled over the lightly sweetened apples and fresh cranberries, it is the perfect topper for the colorful fruit mixture.

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While I liked the crisp by itself, I tried a spoonful with my daily portion of homemade nonfat Greek yogurt. Wow! That has habit-forming potential. The mild, creamy yogurt is the perfect straight man for the spunky fruit crisp.

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Get the recipe here and try it yourself .

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Margaret November 16, 2009 at 2:53 pm

Love those little bowls. Just right for Dorie’s crisp – which are beautiful. These were soo good and soo simple to put together.

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mike November 14, 2009 at 7:37 pm

Those little gratins or ramekins are just the best! Love them – and the perfect serving dish for these. LOVED this – and so glad you enjoyed it too – that yogurt addition sounds even better! I especially love the prep photos – so nice to see!

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Fresh Local and Best November 12, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Your photos are so beautiful! Topping this crisp on yogurt was a great idea!

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Spike November 12, 2009 at 7:55 am

sounds perfect with great yogurt! Wish I had some left…

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Margot November 11, 2009 at 8:56 pm

Gorgeous photos, the crisps look amazing. I made the chestnut cake last weekend and I feel like it’s smooth-sailing the rest of the month.

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steph (whisk/spoon) November 11, 2009 at 3:35 pm

yogurt is such a good idea–wish i’d thought of that!

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karen November 11, 2009 at 2:59 pm

I agree, the cranberries did make this more sophisticated. And delicious. Very pretty photos!

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AmyRuth November 10, 2009 at 11:32 pm

Beautiful photos. Didn’t you enjoy this homey and familiar group of flavors? I did too. Yep, I imagine after that chocolate chestnut cake this was a relief. hehe
AmyRuth

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Susan November 10, 2009 at 11:02 pm

Your photos are amazing. Love the little pots/dishes you baked yours in. Just darling. I am trying to hold off till Thanksgiving for this one, but everyone’s looks so good I may have to try it before then.

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Jacque November 10, 2009 at 8:41 pm

Mmm, I’ll bet that yogurt tasted wonderful with the crisp. Good idea!

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Courtney November 10, 2009 at 8:40 pm

I made these this week as well and they were AMAZING! I absolutely love your little pots! I’ve been eying these for months after going to dinner and having them serve part of my entree in one of these. To cute! Love your photos!

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Clivia November 10, 2009 at 4:54 pm

Homemade yogurt takes this recipe to a whole other level. Beautifully done!

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Michelle November 10, 2009 at 3:08 pm

Yum your crisp looks so good and I love that you put some greek yogurt with it ..that is the best sruff!

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Jeannette November 10, 2009 at 2:15 pm

yum yum!! you know, I actually didn’t try my first homemade crisp until I joined TWD. Isn’t THAT a kick in the head? ha ha.

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Wendy November 10, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Your crisps look yummy. Beautiful pictures!

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Kim November 10, 2009 at 11:32 am

Gorgeous photos. I want those little containers. I must have them they are so cute. The crisp looks wonderful too. I’m planning on making this next weekend.

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chocolatechic November 10, 2009 at 11:20 am

I love the containers that your crisps are in.

They are just adorable.

I made one large one, but I haven’t baked it yet because I want it warm for supper tonight.

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Jules November 10, 2009 at 10:49 am

I made this one last week. We loved it! Yours are gorgeous.

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Amy November 10, 2009 at 10:30 am

Your little yellow dishes are perfect for this. Great photo with all the deep red cranberries.

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Jill November 10, 2009 at 9:06 am

Your crisp looks delicious, especially with the yogurt. What great dishes you baked it in!

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Mary Ann November 10, 2009 at 9:04 am

Beautiful food styling! I bet these tasted wonderful w/ the yogurt. Great idea!

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Valerina November 10, 2009 at 8:27 am

Wow, I wish I had thought that idea! The smooth, cool yogurt combined with the crunch of the crisp must have been fantasic.

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Nina November 10, 2009 at 6:41 am

Your crisps look wonderful! I bet the addition of the greek yogurt was fantastic. Those ramekins look perfect for this!

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food.baby November 10, 2009 at 2:02 am

Wow, your crisp topping looks fabulous! Beautiful photos as always and I love your little dishes.

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