Hello Foodie Friends!
I had a great time this afternoon with my travel buddy Alesia with “I Book Travel For U” .
If you have been following us on Mondays, you know we travel “virtually” to a state and share fun facts, travel tips, and foodie finds. Most Mondays I have a sample of something I whipped up to replicate a food on my list . Today was no exception!
We visited the “Green Mountain State” of Vermont, and learned that they are more than just maple syrup and cheese. Vermont’s state fruit – the apple- is the star in this delicious crisp recipe that has a little twist.
In my research on the top foods of the state, the first food to pop up was apple pie. But not just any kind of apple pie- one with cheddar cheese in it! Since Vermont aged cheddar has been recognized as among the best in the world, I could see why folks would want to toss a little into their pie.
I decided I wasn’t in the mood to make a pie, so I went the easier route and did a crisp .
It took about 15 mins to prep, and 25 minutes to bake. Warm and fresh from the oven is the best way to serve this dessert. Add a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream for an extra indulgent treat!
4 cups diced apples (I used a variety of crisp and tart)
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1/3 plus 1/2 cup brown sugar (divided)
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp. cinnamon spice mix (I used my favorite from Tastefully Simple)
1/2 cup butter
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350. Grease an 8×8 or 9×9 baking dish and use to combine your diced apples, lemon juice and 1/3 cup brown sugar.
Combine dry ingredients and cut in the butter until mixture is crumbly; gently mix in the shredded cheddar. Sprinkle over the apple mixture.
Bake for 20-25 minutes. Enjoy!
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As always, let me know if you try this recipe!