How to Plan a Holiday Dessert
- Choose something easy that can be made ahead
- Choose something that travels well and grab good, sturdy dishes
- Small batches or a big group? Either way, think about the type of people you will be feeding
- Choose a well balanced, not overly sweet dish like this Apple Crisp
- Choose a classic that will please all types of taste buds
What dessert is recommended?
You can't go wrong with a pie! Especially my grandmother's chocolate pie. But, if you are a newbie and you really want a crowd pleasing, easy recipe, an apple crisp is prefect! Or, of course, a chocolate chip cookie (never disappoints)!
Healthier Apple Crisp
Apple Crisp has always been a favorite dessert of mine! In this updated recipe of a traditional favorite, I reduced the sugar to only ½ cup to allow for a healthier version that is still full of flavor!
Start by cutting up the apples, tossing them in lemon juice, and placing them in some ramekins.
From there, mix the streusel topping together and spoon on top of the apples. Then, bake it! That's it! The easy and simple nature of this dessert makes it a favorite weeknight treat.
Add to a Holiday Table
This is my favorite holiday dessert because it isn't overly sweet. It's the perfect balance for the end of a great and hearty meal. This dish was served in a small ramekin with ice cream piled high on my Vietri Plates. I got Vietri as my wedding "china" and it really has a heavy, pottery feel that I love. The salad plate size is perfect for a holiday meal, too!
Dishes that Travel
Pack it in a few CorningWare dishes for a durable but cute travel option. Take it to a Friendsgiving in a large casserole dish or the small ramekins.
- 4 ramekins or 8 " pie dish
- medium mixing bowl and large mixing bowl
- 3 apples chopped (yield 3 cups)
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- ½ cup lightly packed brown sugar
- ½ cup oat flour ground oats
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- ½ cup old fashioned oats
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray four individual 8oz ramekins with cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, toss the chopped apples with the 1 Tablespoon lemon juice. Spoon about ¾ cups of chopped apples into each ramekin.
- In another bowl, mix together the ½ cup brown sugar, ½ cup oat flour, ½ cup oats, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and ¼ teaspoon salt. Using your fingers, mix in the coconut oil in until well combined with the dry ingredients. Spoon about ¼ cup topping onto each ramekin.
- Bake apple crisps for about 25-30 minutes until topping is golden brown. Serve with ice cream for a real treat!
- You can also make this in an 8” pie dish and will bake it for the same amount of time.