Instant apple crisp recipe

Published June 24, 2010 1:24AM (EDT)

(Serves 6)


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 5 apples, peeled, cored and sliced finely
  • 3 ounces of Calvados (a French apple brandy), or Apple Jack (the American version), or any brandy or dark rum
  • 1 cup premium granola
  • 1 quart frozen vanilla yogurt or ice cream


  1. In a sauté pan, over medium-high heat, melt butter and brown sugar. Stir constantly until the sugar is totally melted.
  2. Add apples and stir for three minutes, or until soft and lightly browned.
  3. Add granola and toss for 1 more minute
  4. Pour in Calvados, let sit for 10 seconds, then ignite with a match. Stand back! Flame should burn out after 10 seconds. If it continues to burn, put a lid on it.
  5. Serve immediately over frozen yogurt.

Note: Once granola has been added, don't take any timeouts, or the granola will lose its crunch


By Bob Blumer

Bob Blumer (aka the Surreal Gourmet) hosts his own program on the Food Channel.
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