Friday, June 19, 2009

Apple Pita Crisp (I'm on a health kick, right?)

So my friend Lily and I like (okay, are obsessed with) reading the Pioneer Woman's blog ( She has awesome recipes and I stole (borrowed, as we teachers call it) one of her many recipes and made it mine. How did I make it mine? Well, it was so good all I did was add MORE butter and serve it with ice cream. Basically I made it healthier, right? NOT RIGHT. But who cares. Once you taste this heavenly crunchy dessert you'll throw off you diet (just until tomorrow, of course) and dig right in. I used my lovely assistant and sister, Elaine, the butter lover. You will first need to get Stacy's Pita Chips (Cinnamon).

Crush half of em right up and put them on the bottom of a 9x13 pan.

Pour 1/3 of the 2 melted sticks of butter over them. Take your four peeled and sliced THIN Granny Smith's and mix them with 1 c. brown sugar, 1 tsp. nutmeg and a pinch o' salt. Let them sit and juice up. Spread it all on the chips. (And eat a few, b/c they're apples and they're HEALTHY!)

What's next, you ask? The rest of the crushed pita chips. AND...BUTTER! Take the rest of the butter and pour over the second layer of chips. Add about 1/4 c. of brown sugar and 1/4 c. oats and sprinkle over the chips.

Bake it at 325 degrees for 25 minutes until browned. While it's baking, make the SAUCE. Heaven in a pan.

Take 1 c. heavy whipping cream (healthy already isn't it?), 2 T. maple syrup, 1 T. honey (my addition, but oh so yummy), and 2 T. white sugar. Heat until it's reduced (will be runny!)

Ladle onto your piece of yummy crisp and top it with...ICE CREAM! Enjoy.

Then clean up. Or turn around and have your dishes magically prewashed by a pixie...or a dog named Rice...gross...she's totally clean though because we just sprayed her down outside. Please don't turn me in to the health department...

1 comment:

  1. Instead of buying Stacy's Pita Chips (Cinnamon)
    can you make them? That would be a neat recipe to post. Can you figure out how? Maybe next week you can experiment in my test kitchen and I'll be your tester.