As much as I tout the wonderful taste that is pie, I have a soft spot in my stomach (one of many) for crisps. Crisps, crumbles, buckles, cobblers – all the fruity goodness that is covered with some kind of blanket of crust. Sure pie is popular, friendly, wonderful to dance with – like Mr. Bingley from Pride and Prejudice (ok, maybe not the dancing part) but crisps have more depth. They are crisp, tart, warm but with an outer layer to protect them, a Mr. Darcy of the dessert world. Ok, yes, I have been watching Pride and Prejudice and reading the book, what of it?
Not to lose an opportunity to find my culinary Darcy, I thought I’d give a cranberry-apple crisp a try. It was recommended by Cook’s Country, which I’m always partial to, and it has cranberries, which I love. So why not?
The ingredients are in my fridge right now, waiting for me to get off this computer and get to them. I’m behind schedule today, what with watching the Keira Knightly P&P again this morning (no, it isn’t the six hour Colin Firth splendor but it will certainly do). Right now, I have to run off to Home Depot for a reindeer for the front yard (NR’s request) and search out some ham shank for the klub. But I swear, after that, I’m ready for Darcy…er….the crisp. Honest.
Wow, I need help.
*Photo found at the New York Times