Mom’s Delicious Apple Crisp – Easy Recipe!

Mom’s Delicious Apple Crisp – Easy Recipe!

This old fashioned apple crisp is so rich and full of sweetness it is truly a taste of home.  Mom’s Delicious Apple Crisp is one of the easiest recipes I know of, that you can stop by the store on the way home, and present your family with this awesome apple crisp in a matter of minutes.  Just core and slice some apples (I often add pears too!) and toss them in a bowl with sugar, butter and some lovely cinnamon.  The topping is just as easy, more sugar, oatmeal, butter and cinnamon.  The secret to getting a crunchy apple crisp, one that’s bubbling with butter and apple juices is to make sure it bakes to the right temperature.  And I show you how in my Tips To Make An Awesome Apple Crisp just below!

This post was originally published on September 4, 2016, updated on July 20, 2018 and November 26, 2018. 

You will need: two varieties of apples, bosc pears (optional), brown sugar, white sugar, butter, cinnamon, oatmeal, flour, Grand Marnier Liqueur (optional) 

Mom's delicious apple crisp with whipped cream in two red serving dishes

MOM’S DELICIOUS APPLE CRISP BACKSTORY

I like to prepare the apples just like I was getting ready to bake an apple pie.  My post about my Mom’s Apple Pie…. shows you what I mean.  When you mix the varieties of apples, and the spices, like ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon, the result is amazing!  And I always add a little lemon and lemon zest to bring out that sweet, juicy tartness.

This apple crisp is one of those classic recipes that I often make up as I go along!  Sometimes I mix in oatmeal, sometimes just flour, and then again I’ll mix both.  I think the secret to a great apple crisp is the apples and how you prepare them and also the crunchy sweet topping that is full of butter, brown sugar and other earthly delights!

Mom's delicious apple crisp with whipped cream in two red serving dishes

My mother-in-law was a wonderful baker and this is her recipe.  I would often drop in at my in-laws for dinner after work and there was almost always a home baked dessert.  As soon as I walked in the door, I knew apple crisp was on that night’s menu!  The delicious smells of baked apple, brown sugar and spices created such a wonderfully warm and comforting atmosphere.  Home.

A generous square of this sweet dessert, topped with a scoop of ice cream, well you just can’t beat it.  And with fall just around the corner, farmer’s markets, local food stands and grocers will be displaying fresh fall apples.

I’ll be making a trip to the country to get those early fall apples, McIntosh, Braeburns, Granny Smiths, and Melbas to name a few.  They are so beautiful and smell so good when they are freshly picked.  My favorite apple is a McIntosh, and I often blend Granny Smiths with them for baking.

mom's delicious apple crisp getting ready to baked with butter, apples, pears, and dry ingredients in a green bowl with a red napkin and bottle of grand marnier

MOM’S DELICIOUS APPLE CRISP FAQ’s

Recipe Rated: Easy. 

How do you make good apple crisp from scratch?

  1. Peel all the apples and slice them thinly
  2. In a large bowl mix the apples, sugar, butter and spices
  3. Spread the apple mixture in the bottom of a  well greased 13 X 9 baking dish
  4. Spread the topping over the apples
  5. Top with pats of butter (I use lots of butter!)
  6. Bake, let cool and serve with a big ole scoop of ice cream!

What is the difference between apple crisp and apple crumble?

  • The difference between an apple crisp and apple crumble is the topping.  Apple crisp has oats, sometimes nuts, and bakes with a crunchy top.  An apple crumble is usually sugar, flour and butter, so that it crumbles rather than crunches.  Ha Ha, I think that makes sense!?

TIPS TO MAKE AN AWESOME APPLE CRISP

  1. Slice the apples thinly, thick pieces of fruit won’t bake as well
  2. Grease the baking dish well.
  3. Follow all of the instructions carefully.
  4. Make sure all of the apple slices (and pear) are well covered with sugar and spices!
  5. Place a sheet of aluminum foil loosely over the top of your apple crisp when you put it in the oven.  This allows the dish to steam and bake evenly. Remove during the last 15 minutes.

 

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I love these baking dishes by Le Creuset.  They are so heavy and have different sizes! And of course in my favorite color, cherry red!

 

IF YOU LIKED THIS APPLE CRISP RECIPE YOU MAY ALSO LIKE…

From left to right… Apple Pie Lasagna, Easy Apple Desserts Roundup, and Homemade Butter Tarts!

 

 

There are lots of versions of apple crisp recipes for you to try.  If you want a Healthy Apple Crisp Recipe, be sure to check out the Ambitious Kitchen!

Mom's delicious apple crisp with whipped cream in two red serving dishes

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MOM’S DELICIOUS APPLE CRISP

So here you go.  The best apple crisp recipe.  An old fashioned baked apple dish that is sure to warm the hearts of everyone who tries it.  And it will fill your home with a delicious aroma of baked apples and cinnamon sweetness.  This easy Apple Crisp recipe evokes memories of childhood, cozy kitchens, and a time of plain simple food.  Create some of those memories for your family & friends. That’s my wish for you. xo

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Mom's delicious apple crisp with whipped cream in two red serving dishes
Easy Apple Crisp Recipe
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

An easy to make and bake apple dessert, full of crunchy goodness, brown sugar, butter, this fall & winter classic is always a crowd pleaser

Course: Dessert
Calories: 3931 kcal
Author: Judy
Ingredients
  • 6 apples medium
  • 2 bosc pears
  • ½ c white sugar
  • ½ c brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. flour
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • ¼ c Butter
  • ½ fresh lemon squeezed
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp Grand Marnier Liqueur
For the Topping
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup coarse oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Grease a 9" square baking dish
  3. Peel, core and thinly slice the apples like you would for a pie
    mom's delicious apple crisp getting ready to baked with butter, apples, pears, and dry ingredients in a green bowl with a red napkin and bottle of grand marnier
  4. In a large mixing bowl, place the apples, sugars, flour, cinnamon and lemon
  5. Toss until the apples are well coated
  6. Place the apple mixture in the bottom of the baking dish spreading it evenly
  7. Cut the butter into small pieces about the size of a nickel and place them randomly over the top of the apple mixture
  8. Mix the topping ingredients together in a separate bowl and making sure the butter is spread and mixed well.
  9. The topping should clump together in your hand.
  10. Spread the topping thickly over the top of your apple mixture.
  11. Bake in the oven at 350F for 55 minutes or the best timing for your oven.
  12. Top with freshly whipped cream or ice cream and Enjoy!
    Mom's delicious apple crisp with whipped cream in two red serving dishes
Nutrition Facts
Easy Apple Crisp Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3931 Calories from Fat 1269
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 141g 217%
Saturated Fat 88g 440%
Cholesterol 366mg 122%
Sodium 562mg 23%
Potassium 2087mg 60%
Total Carbohydrates 690g 230%
Dietary Fiber 39g 156%
Sugars 569g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 98.7%
Vitamin C 82.6%
Calcium 41.2%
Iron 43.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Mom's delicious apple crisp with whipped cream in two red serving dishes

 

S’mores Crock Pot Chocolate Lava Cake Takes The Prize!

S’mores Crock Pot Chocolate Lava Cake Takes The Prize!

S’mores Chocolate Lava Cake from the Slow-Cooker is the perfect answer to any problem.  You know THOSE days?  When nothing goes right, and all you want is something sinfully sweet and delicious and the first thing you think about is CHOCOLATE!  And not just any chocolate.  We want molten chocolate, like you get in Chocolate Lava Cakes in a restaurant – like Denny’s or Chili’s.  Those cakes that put a smile on your face every time. And this delightful concoction is a S’mores Chocolate Lava Cake, and we all love the combination of chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers!

We love S’mores recipes! Our Magic Cookie Bar Pizza is a reader favorite!

Chocolate doesn’t ask questions….chocolate understands.  Am I right?

You will need these ingredients:  Chocolate Cake Mix, Chocolate Chips, Instant Chocolate Pudding, Mini Marshmallows, Graham Crackers, Chocolate Syrup & Vanilla Ice Cream! 

closeup of smores crockpot lava cake in white blow with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce

 

I love using my slow cooker – soups, stews, pulled pork, potatoes, chili, roast beef, chicken….. well I’m sure you do too.  Why?  Because it saves me TIME.  What’s the one thing that people say on a Monday morning when you ask “how was your weekend?”  Always, always – “it was too short!” So in addition to finding ways to make delicious pies and pastry – I’m searching for easy and quick recipes for you to make delicious desserts.

two dishes of smores crockpot chocolate lava cake, two glasses of kahlua, candles and table decorations

S’mores Crockpot Chocolate Lava Cake all set for two!

On long weekends I often make an amazing BBQ Pulled Pork.  So following on that success, I’ve been researching recipes and wondering what other wonderful things I could use my crock pot for?  I got my answer earlier this week from hubby Mark, who advised me that when he returned home to our RV last Monday the propane tanks were empty.  Apparently all of the baking I’ve been doing in our little oven in the RV takes a ton of gas!  Who knew?

We’ve since fixed that problem with a bigger tank, but I know lots of folks who RV full time, and even those that don’t RV at all that love to use their slow cooker for making delicious desserts.  One of my favorite cookbooks is the Fix It and Forget It! and that’s where I found the basis for this recipe and modified it to make it easier!

two white bowls with smores crockpot chocolate lava cake on blue and white napkin with two spoons and wooden measuring spoons

S’mores Chocolate Lava Cake made in the crockpot for two! Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce make it a perfect sweet treat.

Using a Crock Pot to make squares or bake a pudding or cake, it’s just not a connection I make when thinking about creating a dessert.

But after making this amazing S’mores Chocolate Lava Cake, my crock pot has moved to the top of my list for baking delicious Sweet Treats.

TIPS FOR A PERFECT CHOCOLATE LAVA CAKE IN YOUR CROCK POT

  • Grease the slow cooker and line it with heavy aluminum foil, leaving an overlap around the edge – so that you have something to grip to pull it out of the slow cooker
  • Bake your Chocolate Lava Cake on low.
  • To prevent too much moisture from getting on top of the cake, put a layer of paper towel just under the lid
  • Follow all of the directions exactly
  • Leave the lid in place for the required time. No peeking!
  • Turn off the slow cooker and let the cake cool for a few minutes, before serving with your favorite toppings.  Don’t worry the chocolate inside will be hot!
two white bowls of smores crockpot lava cake and table decorations

Just five main ingredients – cake mix, instant pudding, graham crackers, chocolate chips and mini marshmallows will get you to the promised land of chocolate!

 

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This is the exact Crock Pot that I use for all my recipes.  I’ve had it several years, and the darn thing just keeps on cooking!  Or in this case baking.  Don’t you love the colour?! 🙂  This is the perfect size, and you can order this Crock Pot brand 6 quart Slow Cooker with a digital timer, right here. What’s great about this slow cooker and that you can remove the ceramic liner and take it to your table, party or potluck!  And it’s an Amazon Choice with a ton of five star reviews!

I think you will really like these recipes too!

 

S’MORES CHOCOLATE LAVA CAKE RECIPE

This is the perfect antidote to anything life can throw at you!  At the same time, it is the yummiest chocolate cake recipe that will delight your family and friends every time.  Got a potluck to go to?  Just double the recipe and you’re good to go.  Need a quick and easy dessert for the Sunday afternoon Tobogganing Party? I promise you this S’mores Chocolate Lava Cake will be a huge success!  And you will of course be pleased as punch with yourself for being so creative and clever.

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smores crockpot lava cake in two white bowls, with table decorations, candles and two wine glasses with kahlua
Crock Pot S'mores Chocolate Lava Cake
Prep Time
15 mins
crock pot on low
2 hrs 30 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: North American
Keyword: s'mores chocolate lava cake
Servings: 12
Calories: 472 kcal
Author: Judy
Ingredients
Ingredients:
  • 1 pkg chocolate cake mix 18.5 oz
  • 1 package instant chocolate pudding mix 3.9 oz
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 pkg mini marshmallows
  • 1 tbsp Kahlua
  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 cup unsweetened almond milk
Instructions
  1. Mix Cake mix according to instructions, and pour into the greased insert of your slow cooker.

  2. Top with mini marshmallows - I use half of a package to cover the top of the cake batter.

  3. In a separate bowl, mix the instant pudding with 2 cups of cold milk.  We used Unsweetened Almond Milk.  Follow the package instructions.  

  4. Pour the pudding mixture over the mini marshmallows.  Then add the chocolate chips and sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs over the top. 

  5. Cover and cook on Low 2.5 hours.  This time is exactly right, and I've had several failures!  

  6. Serve with Whipped Cream or your favorite Ice Cream!
Nutrition Facts
Crock Pot S'mores Chocolate Lava Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 472 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 367mg 15%
Potassium 178mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 48g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 30g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 6.5%
Vitamin C 0.4%
Calcium 8.2%
Iron 16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Serve your S’mores Chocolate Lava Cake with homemade caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream.

This cake is so rich and chocolaty, it won’t last long!

Enjoy!

*This post has been updated and was originally published in September 2015. 

white bowl with chocolate lava cake and vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate sauce

Enjoy this sweet treat anytime when you are craving s’mores and lot and lots of chocolate!

 

two white bowls with chocolate lava cake and two spoons

two white bowls with smores crockpot chocolate lava cake on blue and white napkin with two spoons and wooden measuring spoons

s'mores chocolate lava cake with ice cream and chocolate sauce in white bowl

s'mores chocolate lava cake with ice cream and chocolate sauce in white bowl

 

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No-Bake Apple Pie Lasagna | You Will Love This Easy Recipe!

No-Bake Apple Pie Lasagna | You Will Love This Easy Recipe!

No Bake Apple Pie Lasagna

Are you ready for the easiest dessert ever?! This amazing No Bake Apple Pie Lasagna Recipe is what you’ve been waiting for. So easy to make, this  Apple Pie Lasagna is full of apples, whipped cream, cream cheese, brown sugar, cinnamon, and chocolate toffee — it’s just Full of Flavor! This caramel apple lasagna recipe is just a little slice of Heaven that you can serve this weekend, at a potluck, football party or for Thanksgiving! If you follow my recipe and make this amazing no bake apple pie lasagna for dessert at your next holiday event, you will have lots of time to relax because you can make it in the morning and serve it later that day for dinner.  No fuss, no muss.  I promise and you’re welcome!

We have other no bake desserts too!  Our Grasshopper Pie recipe is a delicious chocolate mint explosion in your mouth!  Seriously!

Or if you’re looking for more delicious apple desserts that our super easy, Apple Crisp will fit the bill or check out our roundup of Easy Apple Desserts for Busy Moms!

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Nothing says Fall Harvest like a delicious apple dessert.  Apple pies, Apple Crisp, Apple Pan Dowdy, Apple tarts, apple galettes, and apple cakes and muffins!

We love all the apple desserts!

The last time I brought a freshly baked apple pie to work, it disappeared in seconds.  Well it seemed like seconds.

slice of apple pie cheesecake lasagna on blue plate

And a colleague who sits beside me asked if I’d ever made an Apple Pie Lasagna?

So that was the catalyst to research and find the best recipe I could for you!  And of course the easiest as well.

I found this recipe in some old cookbooks I have at home, but you know it was all about making apple pie filling from scratch.

apple pie cheesecake lasagna in baking pan with apples and decorations in the background

Now you know I love to bake from scratch, as often as I can.  But this recipe, this No Bake Apple Pie Lasagna, would just be perfect for almost anything!  Potlucks, BBQs, a family dinner.  A great dessert to take to your child’s bake sale!

We’re going to have ours this weekend, when we visit The Famous Louisa.  It’s been almost a month and Mark and I missing some quality face time with our special munchkin.

ready to serve apple pie cheesecake lasagna with white and blue plates, forks

I think that whoever invented Dessert Lasagna recipes should get a special award don’t you?  Like the Nobel Peace Prize or something equally prestigious, the Order of Canada maybe? 🙂

There recipe details are written out below and you always hit the “Jump to Recipe” button at the beginning of this post!

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This recipe is no bake, and when you see just how easy it is, you will run to the store to buy the ingredients.

So here is what you need:

For the pie filling:

  •  Apple Pie Filling – 3 cans
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

For the cream cheese filling:

  • 8            oz Cream cheese, softened 2
  • 1            C Powdered sugar
  • 2            tbsp Brown sugar
  • 1            tsp Cinnamon
  • ½           C Heavy Cream
  • ½           tsp Pure vanilla extract
  • 2            tbsp Caramel Sauce
  • 8            oz Cool Whip

For the lasagna:

  • 3           pkg Graham Crackers
  • 8            oz Cool Whip
  • 1            C crushed Heath Chocolate Bars (Skor in Canada)

slice of apple pie cheesecake lasagna with caramel sauce

 

TIPS FOR A PERFECT NO BAKE APPLE PIE LASAGNA

 

  • Beat cream cheese on medium-high speed with a wire whisk attachment until light and fluffy, and then turn off your mixer to add the dry ingredients: powdered sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon. Beat the dry ingredients into cream cheese, using your mixer on low.
  • Buy your Heath (Skor) Bars at the bulk food store.  It’s cheaper and then you can chop them up with a food processor – just until you get bite sized chunks.
  • Add heavy cream and vanilla extract. Beat on medium-high speed until whipping cream is fully mixed into cream cheese. Add caramel sauce last and mix into the batter batter.
  • Add cool whip and beat on medium speed until mixture is well combined. Divide into thirds.
  • Follow all of the directions carefully. 
  • Cover the bottom of your pan with graham crackers, in a double layer. You can break the crackers into pieces in order to get into the nooks and crannies.
  • Cover graham crackers with a layer of the cream cheese batter and spread evenly. Spoon apple pie filling over cream cheese. Add a small handful of toffee chips on top and cover with a thin layer of cool whip. Repeat this twice so that you end up with three layers. Cover the top layer of Cool Whip with additional toffee bites and drizzle with caramel.
  • Allow at least two hours in the fridge so that the graham crackers soften.
  • Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated.

two slices of apple pie cheesecake lasagna with caramel sauce

 

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This 13 X 9 pan from Wilton is a real workhorse when it comes to cooking and baking.  I use it for cakes, squares and this delicious No Bake Apple Pie Lasagna, but it also could double for any chicken dish or main course lasagna you can throw at it.  What I really love about this 13 x 9 pan by Wilton is the plastic cover, and of course it has Wilton’s quality and is a no stick pan to boot.  And it’s an Amazon bestseller, so you know that lots of happy cooks are using this pan!  You can order one here.

 

NO BAKE APPLE PIE LASAGNA

This luscious dessert takes apple pie to a whole new level.  When you close your eyes and take a mouthful, there is a creamy explosion of apple pie, chocolate toffee, whipped cream, caramel, and graham crackers all at once!  You will have enough to feed 24 hungry folks a very generous portion, using a 13 x 9 pan. And don’t worry if you have some leftovers.  🙂  Ahh leftovers mean some snacks later for you too!

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Apple Pie Cheesecake Lasagna
Prep Time
35 mins
chill time
2 hrs
 

Nothing says Fall Harvest like a delicious Apple Pie Lasagna. We love all the apple desserts! Apple pies, Apple Crisp, Apple Pan Dowdy, Apple tarts, apple galettes, and apple cakes and muffins! So easy to make and it will disappear in seconds!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: North American
Keyword: no bake apple pie lasagna
Servings: 24
Calories: 304 kcal
Author: Judy
Ingredients
For the pie filling:
  • 3 cans Apple Pie Filling
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
For the cream cheese filling:
  • 8            oz Cream cheese softened
  • 1            C Powdered sugar
  • 2            tbsp Brown sugar
  • 1            tsp Cinnamon
  • ½           C Cream 35% MF
  • ½           tsp Pure vanilla extract
  • 2            tbsp Caramel Sauce
  • 8 oz Cool Whip 1 tub
For the lasagna:
  • 2-3         pkg Graham Crackers
  • 8            oz Cool Whip 1 tub
  • 1            C Heath Candy Bar crushed, Heath Bars, Skor in Canada
Instructions
  1. Beat cream cheese on medium-high speed until light and fluffy.

    Add the dry ingredients: powdered sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon. Mix into cream cheese, with mixer on low.

    Fold in heavy cream (35% MF) and vanilla extract. Beat on medium speed until whipping cream is fully mixed into cream cheese. 

    Add caramel sauce and mix into the batter.



  2. Buy your Heath (Skor) Bars at the bulk food store. It's cheaper and then you can chop them up with a food processor - just until you get bite sized chunks.
  3. Add cool whip and beat on medium speed until mixture is well combined. Divide into thirds.
  4. Cover the bottom of your pan with graham crackers, in a double layer. You can break the crackers into pieces in order to get into the nooks and crannies.
  5. Cover graham crackers with a layer of the cream cheese batter and spread evenly. Spoon apple pie filling over cream cheese. 
  6. Add a small handful of toffee chips on top and cover with a thin layer of cool whip. Repeat this twice so that you end up with three layers. Cover the top layer of Cool Whip with additional toffee bites and drizzle with caramel.
  7. Leave the lasagna in the refrigerator for about 2 hours before serving.   Store in an air tight container and keep refrigerated. Best served cold.

    apple pie cheesecake lasagna in baking pan with apples and decorations in the background
Nutrition Facts
Apple Pie Cheesecake Lasagna
Amount Per Serving
Calories 304 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 301mg 13%
Potassium 123mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 52g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 24g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 4.9%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 6.5%
Iron 8.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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two slices of apple pie lasagna with whipped cream and caramel sauce

Chocolate Raspberry Tart & Sugar Cookie Crust

Chocolate Raspberry Tart & Sugar Cookie Crust

Chocolate Raspberry Tart on a Sugar Cookie Crust!

 

I love to bake.  I mean all of those yummy ingredients that come together in something decadent and delicious, well who wouldn’t?

What I love more about baking is how it lets my creative side come out.  You know, that whole left brain/right brain thing?

I’ve been carrying this recipe for a Chocolate Raspberry Tart around for ages.  I clipped it somewhere and it was an ad for Sealtest Dairy products here in Canada.  The recipe called for a regular pie crust as a base in the tart pan.  But you know me….don’tcha!

I love using different pie crusts for classic recipes.

My Vanilla Berry Tart is made on a sugar cookie crust.  I made it last winter when we had just heard we were having a new grandchild, and now it’s December and our Lulu is here!

Making this delicious tart requires a little bit of planning, as you make it in two steps.  First the sugar cookie crust, and then the filling.

An easy and elegant recipe, this Chocolate Raspberry Tart on a Sugar Cookie Crust is a showstopper and only you will know how easy it was to make!

 

I also used a tart pan.  You can use a pie plate too – I just prefer the look of the tart and the ease of getting it out of the pan. However I made this delicious tart for Christmas Eve and I barely had it out of the pan before it was eaten all up!

 

Now I’ve included a recipe for the sugar cookie crust and it’s really easy, I found it online at Baking Bites.    If you want something even easier – you can buy sugar cookie pie crust mixes.  Just add water and stir.  I used one for my Vanilla Berry Tart recipe and it was great – everyone loved it!

Ingredients:

1 prepared sugar cookie pie crust for a 9″ pie

8 oz semi-sweet chocolate, chopped

1 cup whipping cream

1/2 cup sour cream

3 egg yolks

2 cups fresh raspberries

Prep time 15 minutes

Cooking time 30 minutes

This Chocolate Raspberry Tart recipe is so easy, this will become your go-to when asked to bring an item to a pot-luck!

 

Instructions for Sugar Cookie Pie Crust (Baking Bites)

1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp milk (low fat is fine)
1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

Preheat oven to 375F.

In a large bowl, cream together sugar and butter until light. Beat in flour, salt, milk and vanilla, until mixture is moist and crumbly (it should clump together if you press it between your fingers).
Pour dough into a 9 or 10-inch tart pan and press it up the sides, making sure the layer on the bottom is even.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, until crust is set and firm at the edges. Be sure to check your oven at the 15 minute mark so that the crust doesn’t overcook. While your tart crust is cooling, carry on with the instructions below.

An easy and elegant recipe, this Chocolate Raspberry Tart on a Sugar Cookie Crust is a showstopper and only you will know how easy it was to make!

Chocolate Rasperry Tart Prep:

Preheat oven to 350F

Place sugar cookie pie crust in a 9″ tart pan with a removable bottom, Prick with fork

Place a sheet of parchment paper on top and fill with dried beans or pie beads to keep the pie crust from shrinking or slipping down into the pan

Bake for 15 minutes until golden

Reduce temp to 300F

Melt the chocolate and whipping cream in a double boiler or in a pot over low heat, stirring oven until smoothly blended.

Stir in sour cream

Transfer to a large bowl

Add egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each egg yolk

Fold in 1 cup of raspberries

Pour into the baked tart shell

Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until filling is set.

Cool completely

Remove tart from pan.  Scatter remaining raspberries on top.

Garnish with fresh mint.

chocolate raspberry tart, part on tartan placemat with raspberries and fresh mint

 

 

Salted Caramel Mousse In Puff Pastry | An Easy and Elegant Dessert!

Salted Caramel Mousse In Puff Pastry | An Easy and Elegant Dessert!

Salted Caramel Mousse in Puff Pastry, drizzled in chocolate and drowning in whipped cream is an easy and elegant dessert that you can make in minutes! #saltedcaramel, #saltedcaramelmousse, #easypuffpastrydesserts, #dessertporn

Salted caramel, chocolate and crunchy toffee in a creamy caramel mousse!   It doesn’t get much better does it?  This recipe is so easy to make, from the puff pastry shells to the delicious creamy mousse.

For another fun puff pastry recipe, you will enjoy our Easy Hand Pies – Cherry and Blueberry Pop Tarts! 

This post was originally published on August 16 2015 and updated June 24, 2018. 

salted caramel

I first made this salted caramel mousse many years ago, first just as a mousse, then as a pie.    The presentation was gorgeous – drizzled chocolate on a modern crystal serving dish, then layering in the mousse.  It was very dramatic!

I’ve modified the recipe since then to make it much easier.  We are all busy and you can fit making this awesome dessert into a very small window of time – you know what I mean!   The salted caramel & chocolate mousse that results is a showstopper that was an even bigger hit with my family & friends this weekend, and of course they all wanted the recipe.  And now you have it too.  I think you will really, really love it.

Salted Caramel Mousse in Puff Pastry, drizzled in chocolate and drowning in whipped cream is an easy and elegant dessert that you can make in minutes!

The puff pastry cups are so easy too.  Only six ingredients – From start to finish this delicious sweet treat took only 30 minutes, with some chilling time in between.

Serves 6

Filling:

1 package of caramel pudding and pie filling

3 cups Milk

6 Heath bars (Skor in Canada) crushed

½ cup chocolate chunks (I use dark chocolate)*

3 cups of frozen whipped cream topping

Dark chocolate  – to melt and drizzle on top

Salted Caramel Mousse in Puff Pastry with chocolate sauce on a plate

Pastry:

1/2 package of frozen puff pastry

Directions:

Cook the caramel pudding, and set it aside to cool.

Blend in the thawed whipped cream topping, 4 of the Heath bars, and chocolate chunks, gentle stirring until it is mostly blended.

Place in refrigerator for two hours

Make the puff pastry shells, according to the package, placing the pastry in muffin cups – I greased them just in case.

Bake according to your package instructions.

Let them cool, then generously fill with the caramel mousse, and you are ready to serve this gorgeous sweet treat!

 

salted caramel mousse cups in puff pastry

 

 

 

Garnish:

Sprinkle 2 of the crushed Heath Bars, some chocolate chunks and chopped soft vanilla caramels, and coarse salt

Drizzle with melted dark chocolate

Voila!

Love this recipe?  Here’s a pin – just for you!

 

Salted caramel, chocolate and crunchy toffee in a creamy caramel mousse! It doesn’t get much better does it? This recipe is so easy to make, from the puff pastry shells to the delicious creamy mousse.

 

Harvest Apple Galette | Just Like Apple Pie!

Harvest Apple Galette | Just Like Apple Pie!

Have a slice of my Harvest Apple Galette won’t you?

Served warm, drizzled in caramel sauce, wouldn’t it be great with a cup of coffee?

I love making galettes they are a deliciously easy way to make a pie, and of course very yummy!

Our Rustic Pear & Blueberry Galette is pretty special too!  Our readers just love it!

slice-with-spoon

 

Even though the Equinox has come and gone, we have plenty of the spectacular fall season ahead and nothing says fall more than apples and the harvest.  So I really hope you love this Harvest Apple Galette.

A Galette is French for Tart, and the premise is basically the same.  How long does it take to bake a galette?  About the same time as a pie, but the difference is that when baking a galette you don’t need to fuss with fluting the pastry edges, and instead of a pie plate, you use a cookie sheet.

I’ve made galettes before – there is a Pear and Walnut Galette on the blog. It’s so easy, it will become your go to for pie baking.

For the easiest pie crust recipe, check out my Insanely Easy Pie Crust recipe on the blog…

RECIPE: one pie crust rolled out (about 14 – 16″)

TIP: roll out the pie crust on parchment paper and transfer it to the cookie sheet before you build your galette.

Ingredients: (see the recipe card below)

8 small apples (I used Paula Red) peeled & cored

white sugar

cinnamon

fresh lemon juice

fresh lemon zest

cornstarch

Directions:

Following the recipe below, gather all of the ingredients and mix together and place in the middle of the pie crust

Next and in a separate bowl, mix 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup flour and 1/4 cup softened unsalted butter until the butter is completely blended.

Sprinkle this mixture on top of the apple mixture.

Wrap the pie crust around the apples, folding as you go. See how easy it is? Bake at 350F/180C for 55 minutes on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Let cool, drizzle with caramel sauce and dig in!!!

 

 

Harvest Apple Galette is a quick and easy dessert!

 

I’ll bet that’s the easiest Harvest Apple Galette you’ve ever made!

I am Apple Pie Crazy!  I even have a Pinterest Board with that name!  Check out my other delicious apple recipes:

 

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Harvest Apple Galette
one pie crust
Author: Judy
Ingredients
  • one pie crust - 14- 16 "
  • 8 small apples I used Paula Red peeled & cored
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
Topping1/2 c brown sugar
  • 1/2 c flour
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
Instructions
  1. Mix together and place in the middle of the pie crust
  2. Mix 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup flour and 1/4 cup softened unsalted butter until the butter is completely blended.
  3. Sprinkle this mixture on top of the apple mixture.
  4. Wrap the pie crust around the apples, folding as you go.
  5. Bake at 350F/180C for 55 minutes on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Let cool, drizzle with caramel sauce and dig in!!!

 

apple galette sliced with spoon