This month’s Kraft Canada #whatscooking assignment was all about one of my favourite fall fruits – apples, specifically apple crisp recipes. I am a huge fan of apple crisp (as it my dad and it’s his birthday this week so maybe if he’s lucky my mum will make this for him!) and make it quite often in the fall. It’s not a difficult dessert and everyone loves it hence it’s frequent appearance on my menu rotation.
For this month’s post, I wanted to do something a little different. I always think of apple crisp as being a “homey” comfort food dessert and I wanted to see if I could elevate it to something a little more special. I had all my “crumble” ingredients on hand as well as some crisp Granny Smiths and a block of homemade “rough puff” pastry… Can you see where I am going with this? That’s right – in my head, I couldn’t think of anything better than apple crumble in a galette… (of course you don’t have to make your own pastry…).
This turned out beautifully and was enjoyed by many people at our annual street party last weekend (in fact, it was gone before some of the main course dishes were!). I was inspired by this apple walnut crisp recipe, subbing in almonds for the walnuts and changing up the topping slightly. It’s a keeper.
Verdict? I’ll be making this one again and again (and with different fruits) over the course of the fall and winter. Somehow it seems like a lighter version of the classic apple crumble/ crisp and it certainly elevates it to a “company’s coming” kind of dessert.
Disclosure: As a Kraft Canada #whatscooking contributor, I receive compensation for writing these posts, however, all opinions are 100% my own.