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"What's for Dinner Honey?" Denise's Apple Cherry Crisp


"What's for Dinner Honey?"

One would very much like to just hang with Denise, she makes an art of putting people at ease.  Walk into her ski house and there's always a stew simmering, a batch baking, and a glass of wine at hand.  She may have a home chock full of kids, and sports, and projects, but nothing's ever too much for her.  And she means it when she asks how you are- she settles in to listen and share.  So genuine, so self-effacing, so....Midwestern.

So when it comes to apple-picking time, and a no-fuss apple crisp, Denise is our go-to.


The Best Apple Cherry Crisp from Denise Selhausen

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Pare, core and slice 4 cups of tart apples {I like Granny Smith}
Season with 2 tablespoons lemon juice or kirsch
1 cup of tart red cherries {pitted}
Toss into 10” pie pan or baking pan

In a separate bowl mix the following ingredients together with a pastry blender or fork:
1 cup of flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup of softened butter
1 cup rolled oats {not instant}
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Variation: I add walnuts to the mixture after blended.

The mixture must be lightly worked so that it doesn’t become oily.  Spread the crumbly ingredients over the apple/cherry mixture.
Bake about 30 minutes.  Serve warm with vanilla ice cream of course!