Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Apple Crisp: Not Just for Autumn Anymore!

     Apple crisp is not just for autumn anymore.  The deep, rich flavors in this traditional New England classic have been altered to reflect the fresh, crisp sunshine of spring.  Though apples are not in season yet, it does not mean you have to sacrifice quality.  Local orchards keep fresh apples in a chilled environment all year to preserve the freshness of this autumn fruit.
    The secret in the transformation of this apple concoction is the streusel topping.  The heavy flavors of brown sugar, oats & nuts have been left out to give a buttery cookie taste to the topping.  Though the heavy flavors are negated, it is still lightly spiced to give a pleasant aromatic presence that is welcomed throughout the year!