Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Apple Raspberry Crisp

Being the middle of January, today is rather cold and grey. It is also the perfect weather for one-person-sized, warm and oaty desserts. One of my favourites is apple crisp. The smell of apple crisp fills the room with the coziest of scents, and the taste makes your insides feel like they're cuddled up in a warm blanket - which you may in fact be. Feeling inspired by this recipe, but also feeling a lot less vegan and gluten free, I decided to make my own personal sized apple raspberry crisp to help myself warm up from a cold day.


               1 apple (I used granny smith)
                         6-8 raspberries
                            2 tsp water
                            1 tsp honey
                      squirt of lemon juice
                          1/4 tsp vanilla
                          2-3 tbsp butter
                           1/4 cup oats
                    1-2 tbsp brown sugar
                    sprinkle of cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350 F. In a small bowl mix together the water, honey, lemon juice and vanilla. Peel and chop the apple into chunks, and with the raspberries, stir in the honey mixture until the fruit is well coated but not mushed. Pour the fruit into a small ramekin. In a second bowl, combine the butter, oats, brown sugar and cinnamon (the amounts of some of these ingredients depends on how crumbly you like your topping). Sprinkle the crumbly topping on top of the fruit evenly and pop into the oven for 20-30 minutes, until the fruit juices are just bubbling around the outside. I paired it with some greek yogurt on top but it would also taste great with ice cream or whipped cream (but I don't think I need to tell you that)! And of course this recipe can be doubled, tripled or quadrupled if there is more than one of you!

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