Monday, January 25, 2016

Steaming, Apple Blueberry Crisp For a Cold Winter's Day

Hello everyone.
I hope you're safe and warm on this winter's day.
I know that there's been a lot of weather 
in the mid-west and east.  

I'd like to start sharing some of my
favorite recipes and ideas about food.
I do love to cook and bake.
And isn't there something so satisfying when
your hands and heart are at work to create  
 delicious, lovely to look at and good for you food.

When I was married, I had no idea that there was
 so much more to serving what we eat
 than just prepping it and getting it on the table! 
Our four boys and five girls gave me 
LOTS of opportunities
to learn creativity, grace and skill. 
And I'm still learning! 
Today, I'd like to share this very easy and delicious
crisp recipe with you.
It's perfect for a last minute throw-together dish
and is easily adjusted to different kinds of fruit.
Fresh or frozen.

Apple Blueberry Crisp

4 C. fresh blueberries
4 C. apples sliced thin
2 T. fresh squeezed lemon juice
 1 & 1/3 C. packed brown sugar
1 C. wheat flour*
1 C. old-fashioned oats*
2/3 C. butter, softened 
2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. salt

*In baking and cooking, I try to use the healthiest 
ingredients possible. You could use white flour and quick
oats if desired.

Heat oven to 375.
Mix apples and blueberries together.
Arrange fruit in an un-greased, 13 by 9 baking dish.
Squeeze the lemon juice over the top.
Mix brown sugar, flour, oats, butter, cinnamon and salt. 
Sprinkle over the top.

Bake until topping is light brown and apples are tender. 
About 30-40 minutes.

You can serve this with ice cream as a dessert or 
topped with whipped cream.
We also eat it for breakfast as a fruit, topped with
vanilla yogurt and sliced almonds.
 I like mine with sliced almonds ANYTIME!
This really is such a quick, simple and delicious dessert!
The crumble on top just melts in your mouth. 
And it's so pretty! All the bubbling blueberry juice.
My husband noticed that the apples had taken on 
a lovely purplish- blue color as 
they baked in the  juice.

He loved this crisp. He complimented it by saying
it just might be the best dessert he'd ever eaten.
Wow.. I was surprised.

It was perfect for a cold winter's afternoon. 
We sat by the wood stove and relished 
in the warmth of hearth and home. 

I hope you've enjoyed coming by today.
I always appreciate your visits and comments.
Thank you and have a wonderful day


Kezzie said...

Looks tasty and healthy!!x

Roosterhead Designs said...

Ooooooh yum! This looks healthy AND delicious! (how many desserts can you say that about?:) JK
I really like this recipe because it looks soo easy, and will feed a lot! Would be a great 'potluck' treat. Thanks for sharing Tamara! Blessings to you, ~Karen O

Anonymous said...

This looks so nourishing.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Oh my Tamara,

This sweet treat looks delicious. I do love blueberries and an apple blueberry crisp has to taste amazing.

Do share more recipes. Thanks for sharing and also for visiting my blog. Nice to meet you here in blogland.


Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Tamara,
This looks and sounds so delicious. What a nice recipe to share with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
I hope you have a wonderful week.

Tamara said...

Hi Karen..
You're would be perfect for any large gathering.. and could be served hot or cold. and yes! is SUPER easy. Thank you for your visit. I hope your week is awesome! <3

Tamara xo

Tamara said...

Hi Janet..
The blueberries and apples do go well together! It's been a pleasure meeting you as well. I will be back for more visits. Thank you for coming by. Best wishes for your week.

Tamara <3

Tamara said...

Hi Julie..
Thank you for the compliment AND for hosting your lovely link-up! It's always enjoyable to be a part. Happy Tuesday to you..

Tamara <3

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

YUMMMMMM! It looks amazing! :)

Jessica Pelasky said...

My mom would love this!!

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Tamara,
Thanks for linking this up to our Monday Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up. I featured you this week at our link up party. We hope to see you again and thanks.
Julie xo

Tamara said...

Good Morning Julie..
Thank you so much for featuring my recipe in your link-up. What an honor! Thank you for hosting this lovely get-together each week. It’s always a pleasure to visit and learn new ways to create, cook and find new friends.
Have a wonderful week and thank you again!

Tamara xo

Jann Olson said...

Sounds so yummy Tamara! Perfect for a cold winters day. I am pinning and can't wait to make it!