This is a really different apple crisp recipe but I love it! You get a little crunch and zing from the pomegranate seeds along with the rich sweetness of the apples and crisp topping. I am always pushed into the mood to make apple pie or crisp when I have those extra apples left in the produce drawer that no one wants to bother eating because they aren’t perfect. 😦 So, I tend to make apple recipes with a mix of different types of apples on their last leg and it hasn’t failed me yet! I REALLY hate wasting food, so sometimes I create great recipes because of it….win-win! 🙂
You will need:
- 8 cups of peeled, cored and sliced apples (any kind you prefer)
- 1 cup of pomegranate seeds (save a little for garnish)
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
- 1 cup uncooked oats
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1-1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1-1/2 tsp of nutmeg or a cinnamon nutmeg spice blend
- 1-1/2 sticks salted butter softened (can also use unsalted butter or a mix of)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees…
Grease a 13×9 baking dish then add apples. Drizzle lemon juice over the apples and stir to coat. Add approx 3/4 cup of the pomegranate seeds (put the rest to the side for serving) and stir again.
In a large mixing bowl mix remaining ingredients until well blended (a pastry blender works well if you have one)
Sprinkle mix evenly over apples and bake approx. 1 hour or until crisp is golden and bubbly and apples are tender.
Let cool at least 15 min. Serve warm with ice cream, whipped topping or a topping you prefer and sprinkle with remaining pomegranate seeds. Refrigerate leftovers.
Created with love by:
Char Head 🙂