Apple Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream

Just got back from a 3 day staff retreat in Santa Cruz. 3 days…in 2 houses…with 33 people….wonderful memories and craziness.

view of sunset from our retreat houses

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.

Allrecipes’ Apple Crisp topped with Kirkland Vanilla Ice Cream

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.

so happy everyone made room in their stomachs for some!

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