Thursday, November 1, 2012

Gourmet with Dana: Super Easy Pumpkin Apple Crisp

Pumpkin Apple Crisp
(served with fresh, unsweetened whipped cream)

Super Easy Pumpkin Apple Crisp

  • 8 apples (recommended: Granny Smith, Stayman, Fuji or Gala), peeled and cut into six segments each
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 package Trader Joe's pumpkin granola
  • 1 jar Trader Joe's Cookie Butter (If you can't find it locally, or it's too expensive for you, check out an easy homemade version here: Cookie Butter at
  • 1 12-ounce jar of pumpkin butter
  • Cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ground cloves to taste

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  
  2. Toss peeled apple segments with sugar and spices to coat; set aside.  
  3. On low-medium heat, melt cookie butter until it has a sauce-like consistency.  
  4. Stir in pumpkin butter and mix until well incorporated.  
  5. Remove from heat and add to apple mixture; tossing to coat. 
  6. Pour into a greased baking pan and smooth out into one layer.  
  7. Combine pecans and granola; spread evenly over apples.  
  8. Bake 30 minutes or until apples are fork-tender.

Cookie butter and pumpkin butter

Welcome back to my series, Gourmet with DanaMy sister-in-law Dana prepared many of the delicious dishes in this series as a feast for my mother's birthday earlier this month, and I asked her to share her wealth of culinary expertise.  The other posts in this series so far are:

I know this recipe has some expensive ingredients, so I improvised a more economical version at posted it here: Pumpkin Apple Crisp {Budget Version with Aldi Ingredients}

Bon appetit!

Virginia Knowles

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