There really is literally no problem in the world that can’t be solved with Apple Pie. Seriously. It's a scientific fact. Broke? Apple Pie. Stressed? Apple Pie. Irritating boss/coworkers? Apple Pie.
Wait. I mean wine. Wine fixes everything. Yeah. Not apple pie. Wine.
But do you know what goes really good with wine? If you were going to say Murder, you’re wrong. We’re back to Apple Pie.
This is really delicious and in my personal opinion, looks way better than if I made a traditional Apple Pie from scratch. Because, I can make stuff taste delicious but looking delicious….I’m going to be real with you, it doesn’t always happen.
Easy Apple Crumble
2 Large Green Apples, diced
½ Tablespoon Cardamom
½ Tablespoon Ground Coriander
½ Tablespoon Cinnamon
½ Tablespoon Ginger
½ Tablespoon Cloves
¼ Cup Lightly Packed Brown Sugar
¼ Cup Brandy, optional
¼ Cup Chopped Walnuts
1 Cup Dried Cranberries
Start by rolling out the pie crust. I found it easiest to spray a cookie sheet and roll it out directly on the sheet. Bake it at 400 and flip the crust as needed so that both sides get toasted and just a little crunchy. If it doesn’t look perfect when you’re flipping, great! Make sure and watch it so that it doesn't burn. Depending on how thick it is, it should take about 12-15 minutes.
In a large skillet, combine the apples with all the seasonings and brandy. Cook over medium heat and stir often until the apples are tender and your house spells like Thanksgiving and Christmas just had a Birthday Party (aka: about 10 minutes). Toss in the walnuts and cranberries and cook for another 5 minutes. If you’re ready to serve, go ahead. If not, it's perfectly okay to turn the heat down and let it simmer until you are. The apples will just taste even better.
Using a spatula or knife, cut the pie crust into bite-size pieces. I love this recipe because you can serve it up individually. That way, no leftovers to fight over or take up space in your tiny refrigerator even though it's not tiny you just have organizing issues. That's not a self-revealing statement at all.
Divide the crust onto your serving dishes, top with the apple “filling” and a little whipped cream or ice cream and you are GOOD TO GO.
EAT UP MUNCHKINS!