TWD: Apple Cranberry Crisp

This week’s TWD pick, Apple Cranberry Crisp, was just about perfect. Juicy chunks of Honeycrisp apples (my fave!), tart fresh cranberries, and a streusel topping packed with coconut and ginger. It practically screamed EAT ME. Yes, it was aaaalmost perfect…

But it was missing something:

That’s better! What’s a warm fruit crisp without a big heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream on top? The ice cream, originally meant to be an afterthought, ended up being my husband’s favorite part of the dish. (But then, vanilla ice cream is his kryptonite.) I forgot to buy some at the store, and I was tragically low on cream, but I was able to make some using my ice cream maker, a large stash of evaporated milk, and this handy recipe. Super fast, and just as good as custard-based ice creams. I knew my leaning tower of pantry cans would come in useful someday.

Even after adding the ice cream, there was still something not quite right about this crisp…
There you go. Now it’s perfect. What did everyone else think?

22 Responses to TWD: Apple Cranberry Crisp
  1. Amanda says:

    Yum, that looks fabulous! I'm making this next week, can't wait! I did the cookies this week and they were a huge success in this house.

    Love the kryptonite comment, that's my husband too! LOL

  2. shaz says:

    I think I'd like some please. With ice-cream too. Looks stickily scrumptious.

  3. Clivia says:

    Beautiful – the rosy fruit, the creamy ice cream, a little crisp topping! Well done.

  4. chocolatechic says:

    I made this this week too.

    I haven't tasted it yet, but it is going to be fabulous.

  5. jillbert says:

    That looks soooo good! I'm out of order, so I haven't made this one yet, but I'm looking forward to it.

  6. Flourchild says:

    Yum your looks so good with the ice cream on top. Makes me want ot bake it today! Great crisp!

  7. Kim says:

    It looks wonderful. I love how the pretty cranberry juice has run over the side. I'm looking forward to making this one.

  8. Katrina says:

    I TOTALLY agree about the ice cream on top! I can't wait to make the crisp for next week! I gussied up the molasses cookies and you'll never guess what I used? Hmmmm, could it be–ice cream!
    Need to check out your pantry ice cream!

  9. Susan says:

    Yum! I am making this for Thanksgiving dessert and will make sure I have lots of vanilla ice cream on hand. Yours looks so good!

  10. Pamela says:

    Loved the crisp and it was even better with the ice cream! Looks great.

  11. spike. says:

    the ice cream does make it perfect!

  12. The Food Librarian says:

    Ah. Ice Cream was missing from the recipe, wasn't it?! This looks fantastic. Great job!

  13. Megan says:

    Ha! We ate ours before I could get to the ice cream!

  14. pinkstripes says:

    Your crisp looks great! Love the color. And ice cream is always good. YUM.

  15. Ivette says:

    Love they way yours turned out. The ice cream makes it extra special! This is definitely my next weeks recipe. Great job!

  16. Romaine says:

    I've got that leaning tower of pantry cans too. That way we're always prepared. Right? Looks very tasty!

  17. Karen says:

    Honeycrisp is my new favorite apple, too. Perfect in this dessert. And I couldn't help adding some ice cream, either.

  18. Sarah says:

    Your crisp looks wonderful, especially with that large scoop of ice cream on top! I loved this one too.

  19. Jodie says:

    I agree. Only I ate mine with cheesecake ice cream. :)

  20. Leslie says:

    Oh. My. Yours looks so yummy, I can't wait to make this one, and it sounds like ice cream is a requirement so I'll do that too.

  21. Jacque says:

    Looks perfect to me! I thought it was really good too.

  22. TeaLady says:

    That is a beautiful work of art. And yes, the ice cream made it perfect.

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