I’ve been guilty over the past week of indulging in a cup of hot chocolate every single evening. I guess you could say I’m on a kick right now. It’s definitely a guilty pleasure, although apparently there are health benefits to drinking hot cocoa, so I don’t really feel TOO guilty about it.
Admittedly, apple crisp is probably a tough one to screw up too badly based off of any recipe, but what I especially love about this one is the nutmeg in it. Nutmeg is one of those spices that gets me so excited, it really can add the perfect finishing touch to a dish. I’m aware that some (crazy) people aren’t fans of nutmeg though, so if you’re one of those just leave it out and it’ll be just as delicious for you. Also, I always use an apple peeler to core and peel my apples, it truly makes this 100 times easier to prepare. I’ve literally never lived without one and I can’t imagine making apple pie, crisp, or any other apple dish without this handy contraption. I even use it while eating apples plain or dipping them in caramel if I want nicely cut up pieces. Some choose to serve this with ice cream, but I like it best with a heaping scoop of homemade whipped cream on top, so I included a quick recipe for that as well. Put your seasonal apples to use and indulge in this quick and easy dessert!
1 Cup Heavy Cream
2 Tablespoons Powdered Sugar
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
Prior to making this, let the bowl and beaters sit in the freezer for about 20 minutes.
In a large bowl, whip the cream until peaks just begin to form. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla, and continue to beat until peaks form. Serve immediately, or leave in the fridge until ready for use.
I tried to talk him into making the hour drive to go to a nearby orchard, but understandably it’s not how he wanted to spend his day off. His mentality was we can buy apples at the store, why are we going to drive an hour to go pick them? Ugh, such a man sometimes. So instead of apple picking we put on our matching Bears jerserys and watched football at buffalo wild wings. Which really is a pretty good Sunday as far as I’m concerned. Truth be told, it’s not really the apple picking I was interested in anyhow. It’s the apple cider and apple cider doughnuts I was after. So to make me happy he took me to the grocery store after the game and we picked up a couple gallons of apple cider that were made at an orchard nearby. I guess he was right about not having to make the drive. The majority of that apple cider was made into boozy and delicious mulled apple cider. The rest, I made doughnuts with.