Tuesday, November 10, 2009

TWD: Cran-Apple Crisps

The challenge for this week's TWD is perfectly timed, what with Thanksgiving just a couple of weeks away; apples and cranberries -- two must-haves in a Thanksgiving spread in every American household. I like this recipe because it is a good alternative to the Apple Pie.

I love the combination of tart and sweet in the crisps. However, I had a couple of issues -- the coconut in the crisps overpowered everything, all I was able to taste was the coconut. Another thing is that it's way too sweet, both the crisps and the filling. Thus, if I will ever make this again, I will have to reduce the coconut and the sugar.

This week's TWD was hosted by Em of The Repressed Pastry Chef. Check her out, she's funny and she has beautiful pictures. Also, make sure to visit the other TWDers to see what's cooking in their kitchens.


  1. I made this today for next week's post. I loved it but found it a bit sweet too. I'm thinking it might have been because I used Fuji apples, which are pretty sweet.

  2. I was going to say the same about the apples, I used Granny Smith and Honeycrisp and my crisps were sort-of sweet-tart.
    Like your photos!

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  4. Im glad you told me about the sweetness..Im making this next time so I will remember that! It looks good!

  5. I am making this next week for Thanksgiving dessert. I may follow your tips on cutting back on the sugar, though I like coconut so I will probably leave that in. :) Love, love, love the picture of apples and cranberries in the bowl!

  6. Your crisp looks great! I loved these! I actually left the coconut out of mine so I guess that was the right move!!