TGIF! A Sweet Weekend Awaits

Apple crisps - Copy

Hello Dearest, I realized I didn't share any of my recipes for "game day" with you. But, when I imagine this weekend, I think it will be sweet. Literally, emotionally and spiritually. And I sincerely hope yours will be the same. Here is an absolutely delicious desert to cap of your dinner with your loved ones this weekend. As i was making this recipe, I tried to imagine what other tropical fruits could do the same thing. But, I couldn't I will have to experiment and investigate with my friends to find out. Stay tuned.

Note:  I think this is best served chilled. If you feel decadent, top it with some ice cream. But, I just opted for Blue Berries instead. Apple crisp recipes are all over the internet. But, as you know from my bio, I love bacon so, I made some slight adjustments. Here is my version of Apple crisp.

Home made: Bacon, Maple Apple Crisp

  • 6 Medium apples - peeled, cored, and sliced

    3 tblsps white sugar

    Apple Crisp

    2 tblsp   Maple Syrup

3/4 tspn ground cinnamon

1.5 cup brown sugar

2 Tblsps Bacon Bits (use more if you like)

1.5 cup old-fashioned oats

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 tspn ground cinnamon

1 cup cold butter

 PREP20 mins   COOK : 40 - 50 mins.  READY IN:  1 hr

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  1. Toss apples with white sugar, Maple Syrup and 1/2 tspn cinnamon in a medium bowl to coat; pour into a 9-inch square baking dish.
  2. Mix brown sugar, oats, flour, bacon bits, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a separate bowl. Use a pastry cutter or 2 forks to mash cold butter into the oats mixture until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs; spread over the apples to the edges of the baking dish. Pat the topping gently until even.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown and sides are bubbling, about 40 - 50 minutes.

Best served chilled. A 20 minute gourmet desert from simple everyday ingredients. Psst. Your mother-in-law will be impressed.

Have a great weekend!