Last weekend I had some fun participating in one of the cookbook club challenges we enjoy doing from time to time on Instagram. You can check out some of the fun and amazing recipes we have made on our Instagram feed right from the the home page of our blog (click the 3 dots at the top of the page to view the latest posts), by looking up Thefoodinlaws directly on Instagram or by clicking view profile on the embedded post below.
As you can see from the post above, I made biscuits and sausage gravy for the challenge. They were delicious and we enjoyed them on Saturday morning and again on Sunday morning. The recipe made over a dozen biscuits and while they were very good, there are only so many biscuits a family of three can eat!
I don’t like to waste things if I can help it and I have a habit of constantly looking at leftovers and pondering how I can turn them into something else. I’ve said it before in other posts, and I’ll say it again – play with your food! I love to play with different ingredients and leftovers and turn them into new things and I encourage you to do the same.
For the rest of that Sunday, each time I walked through the kitchen I paused and looked at the leftover biscuits and imagined new ways to use them. This continued during breakfast on Monday as we all got ready to start a new week and by the time breakfast was done, I had decided that they could be easily turned into a crumbly topping for an apple crisp type of dessert. As we all headed off on our individual weekday paths, I got to work on my new project. I thought it would make a nice dessert for a Monday evening as we sat at the table talking about the events of the day.
Apple Biscuit Crisp
For the filling:
- 4 cups cubed apple – approximately 1/4 to 1/2 inch in size.
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
For the crumb topping:
- 2 buttermilk biscuits (about 3 inches in size) coarsely crumbled
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
In a bowl, add the apples, orange juice, sugar, cinnamon and corn starch and toss together until thoroughly combined. Pour the apple filling mixture evenly into a 9 inch square pan.
In a separate bowl, melt the butter and then add the brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla and stir together until well combined. Add the biscuit crumbs to the bowl and toss them until they are all evenly coated. Spread the crumbs evenly over the apples and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes. Depending on your taste, it can be served either warm or cool.
That evening we all enjoyed the apple crisp after dinner. It’s a very simple dessert to make, but sometimes the simple things are the most enjoyable. Apples, cinnamon, brown sugar and biscuits all baked together – how can you go wrong? Add to that, some nice conversation with your family as you eat it and you have a real winning combination!
Until next time, I hope you all have a great weekend!