Individual Cranberry-Apple Crisps


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


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


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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