Nicely spiced apple crisp gets a delightful twist from Marilynn Ostrander of Lehigh Acres, Florida. She drops sweet dollops of apricot jam over the traditional crumb topping. Served warm, it pairs well with ice cream or frozen yogurt.
“I have such a sweet tooth that even when I’m trying to cut calories, it’s tough to skip dessert. So I adapted one of my favorite peach pie recipes to make this light, no-crust delight,” writes Susan Wilson from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
An eggnog sauce gives this crunchy oat-topped crisp a distinctive flavor. The apples and cranberries make it a natural for autumn celebrations and holiday meals. —Mary Lou Timpson, Centennial Park, Arizona
BOTH my sister-in-law and I both make this for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We both are aware that the other will have it on her menu, but we make it anyway. It’s a family favorite, which has become a tradition for holiday meals.
An attractive and unique dessert, this crisp is also a popular breakfast dish at our house, served with a glass of milk rather than topped with ice cream. Since it calls for lots of rhubarb, it's a great use for the bounty you harvest.
-Rachael Vandendool, Barry's Bay, Ontario
"I find it's challenging to make dessert for just the two of us-because we don't want lots of leftovers," shares Lee Bremson of Kansas City, Missouri. "But this dish works well. I usually serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top."