Just got back from a 3 day staff retreat in Santa Cruz. 3 days…in 2 houses…with 33 people….wonderful memories and craziness.
We were divided up into meal teams. My team was responsible for the grand finale: Thursday night dinner. On the menu was mussels, shrimp, steak, salad, rice, roasted potatoes, roasted mixed veggies…and Allrecipes Apple Crisp II! It was quite the feast.
A lot of my co-workers have never tried apple crisp before. I told them it was like apple pie- without the crust. That’s probably the reason I love it. It’s easy to mix (no electric mixer necessary), simple ingredients, and easy to serve to a large group of people. I’d rather leave it in the oven a little longer than not baking it long enough for the crumble to be extra crunchy and a little more brown. Whoever decided to top apple pies and crisps with ice cream was a freakin’ genius. For a healthier alternative: use plain Greek yogurt, gives you the same cold, creamy texture and the tartness balances out the sweetness of the dessert.