Butter doubles the apple flavor

November 09, 2008

Apple butter gives this dessert a double hit of apple flavor while adding sweetness and spice as well. Look for it with the jams and jellies at your market. For convenience you can make this crisp a day ahead, then reheat it while eating dinner. It's even more scrumptious when topped with whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt.

Start to finish: 1 hour 20 minutes (20 minutes active)

Servings: 8

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup light brown sugar
3 tablespoons canola oil
6 large apples, such as McIntosh, peeled, quartered and thinly sliced
2/3 cup apple butter
1/2 cup dried cranberries

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar and oil. Using your fingertips or a fork, work the mixture together until crumbly. Set aside.

In a large bowl, toss together the apples, apple butter and cranberries. Transfer to a 7-by-11-inch baking dish. Sprinkle the reserved flour mixture evenly over the top.


Bake the dish for 50 to 60 minutes, or until the topping is browned and the apples are tender when pierced with a knife.

- Associated Press

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