Tuesday, April 12, 2011

TWD—Strawberry-(Apple) Double Crisp

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This week it was chosen for Tuesdays With Dorie for us to make the Strawberry-Rhubarb Double Crisp (pages 420-421).  Sarah at Teapots and Cake Stands chose the recipe.  Although I do like rhubarb and wish I could have found some, it is not quite in season and available here yet.  The nice thing is that crisps are very versatile, so t was easy to decide on another fruit and make this anyway.

I had just seen on Deeba’s fantastic blog, Passionate About Baking that she had made a crumble/crisp with strawberries and apples, so I decided to make life easy and use some of the apples we had.

The crisp was easy to prepare.  Of course, I made a few substitutions, just for my health’s sake.  Instead of all purpose flour, I used whole wheat pastry flour (can’t even tell).  I did not have any crystallized ginger, so I used an extra 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger in the crisp mix.  And instead of butter, I used I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Baking Sticks (1/2 cup as written).  The more crisp the merrier, so I liked that this recipe has a layer on the bottom and plenty on top of the fruit filling as well.

I followed the recipe for the strawberry filling (jam) almost—the recipe called for one cup of sugar for the 3 cups of strawberries and that was just too much.  I only used 1/2 cup of sugar and it tasted great!  In place of the rhubarb, I used about a pound of apples, which was two large Granny Smith apples and two small Gala apples. 

Everything went off without a hitch.  Since I made this a little healthier, I topped the crisp with some fat free frozen vanilla yogurt.

DSCF4636Sarah will have the recipe for the Strawberry-Rhubarb Double Crisp on her blog and you can check out the other crisp creations (some found rhubarb, some didn’t) over at the TWD site.  

21 comments:

Tia said...

awesome heart healthy subs! looks amAZing esp w fro-yo on top,

Lisa said...

Mmm, this looks simply delightful.

Misty said...

I want some for breakfast, is that bad?

The Addicted Baker said...

Yum! Always better to make it healthier :)

Flourchild said...

YOu had yours with ice cream too!! I like how you made it... Better For you!!!

sarahe said...

Good job being so healthy! Your substitutions sound great. Thanks for baking along with me!

cindy said...

Our garden rhubarb is a few weeks out so I used a bag of frozen mixed fruit delish! Tastes great for breakfast too.

Peggy said...

Apples in this sound fabulous. I love anything with apples and I think now I might become a rhubarb fan as well. Great crisp.

Jennifurla said...

I have seen this afew times today, and now I really wish I had it.

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Love the idea of apples in this, Katrina! It looks so delish with the frozen yogurt on top! :)

Di said...

I subbed apples for the rhubarb, too, and we loved it. I like your idea of using whole wheat flour. I'll have to try that next time.

Nicole said...

Apple crisp is one of my favorite things so I'm sure it was wonderful with the strawberries! I thought this was a bit too sweet so next time I think I will reduce the amount of sugar.

Jodie said...

Ooh, I bet it was yummy with apples, too. It was delicious with some ice cream-type accompaniment!

jillbert said...

That looks perfect with the frozen yogurt on top!

Gloria said...

I'm so inspired by all the strawberry recipes out there right now. Your crisp looks great and I love your healthy substitutions.

Anne said...

Love your healthy subs! I should have used whole wheat flour but totally forgot (I think it was the after Church haze!) It looks SO good with the yogurt on top, too!

Kayte said...

All that sounds wonderful, particularly the apples in this...thinking about making it again this weekend with apples as that just sounds really good. Yours looks stunning, and the hat just makes it look all the more appetizing!

Tracey said...

Way to make this one a little more healthy! It did seem like quite a bit of sugar for the strawberry jam, but I went with it anyway and loved it :)

Jessica said...

Mmmm...looks healthy and yummy! I love its pink color. So springy.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Such a delicious looking crisp! I love the topping...it's my favorite part!

Stephanie said...

Ahh I should have added apples to my crisp. That would have made it so much more enjoyable for me.