Apple Crisp with Honeyed Peach Cherry Topping – In a JarPosted: April 26, 2013
I made these for a small patio party I hosted recently, and they were simple, successful, and pretty. The individual serving jars gives the dessert presentation and avoids you the hassle of serving everyone during your event. Plus if you have any leftover they’re easy to cover up and place in the fridge for you to enjoy all week. I like to chill it, but warm is good too.
There are two parts to this one – the apple crisp and the honeyed fruit:
Simple Apple Crisp –
3 large golden delicious apples
1 cup steel cut oats
1/2 cup melted butter
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons brown sugar
Peel and slice up the apples and place in a deep baking dish. Mix the cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar together and sprinkle over apples. Mix the oats with the butter and lay out on top of the apples. Bake at 350F for about 20 minutes, until apples are tender. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
Honeyed Cherries and Peaches –
1 lb pitted cherries
2 large ripe peaches peeled and sliced
1 cup agave nectar (or sugar if you prefer)
2 whole allspice
1 cinnamon stick
1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
In a small pot combine all of the ingredients together with a tablespoon of water (the fruit will release a lot of water and you want it to caramelize so not too much water). Simmer for about an hour, being mindful of checking up on it until the fruit is all tender and has caramelized. Let it sit and cool for an hour as this will help the syrup.
Using a large spoon scoop up apple crisp and divide among the jars. Top with honeyed cherries and peaches. Also – you can add fresh berries and/or graham crackers if desired.