This dessert can be assembled easily and cooked with a minimum of attention—you can prepare all the rest of your evening meal while it bakes. From the time my mother taught me to cook, I've loved to bake. Desserts are a special favorite of mine, and I clip out and save more dessert recipes than any other kind. Discovering a great new recipe brings such joy. That's what keeps me cooking!
This recipe is the ultimate comfort food and feels like home to me. The crunchy almond topping over the warm cinnamony apple filling is wonderful served with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.—Tammy Rex, New Tripoli, Pennsylvania
A dollop of sweet, fat-free frozen yogurt tames the tartness of juicy cranberries in this treasured crisp recipe from Ruth Fox’s Elmhurst, Illinois kitchen. “I don’t recall just where I found it,” she says, “but it’s been a family favorite for at least 20 years.”
For simple variations, you could also substitute apples for the pears and blueberries or strawberries for the tangy cranberries in this versatile recipe.
For a little old-fashioned goodness, treat your clan to this divine dish that bakes up warm and bubbly. It's great on its own or served with a scoop of ice cream. —Billie Moss, Walnut Creek, California