Individual Cranberry-Apple Crisps

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“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” F Scott Fitzgerald

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The Canadian Thanksgiving is this weekend.  What better way to celebrate than with a cranberry-apple crisp with maple syrup drizzled on top?  These individual crisps are easy to make in ramekins.  The recipe comes from Sarah Richardson, one of Canada’s design stars.  I used fresh cranberries instead of frozen but either is fine and I increased the amount of fruit.  Boosting whole grain oats and no flour, this is a wholesome dessert that fills the kitchen with a tantalizing aroma.  Serve them warm with a dollop of whipped cream, a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of Greek yogurt mixed with a bit of brown sugar.  Not too sweet, these were gobbled right up!  Continue reading

Easy Pumpkin Mousse With Peanut Brittle Topping

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This creamy mousse gets its silky smooth texture and thickening from Greek yogurt.  It comes together quickly in a food processor.  Crumbled peanut brittle on top  gives it a satisfying crunch. It can be made up to 2 days in advance so it is perfect for stress-free entertaining.  It is elegant enough for company or simple enough for a weekday family meal.

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