Northwest Apple Ginger Crisp
1 1/4 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup chopped almonds, lightly toasted
1/2 cup chopped crystallized ginger (optional)
8 CMI Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
2 cups dried cherries
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
Banana Chocolate-Hazelnut Wontons
2. To prepare the topping, combine oats, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon
and salt in a bowl. Add butter and rub in until coarse crumbs form.
Stir in almonds and ginger.
3. To prepare the filling, combine apples, cherries, sugar, lemon juice,
flour and cinnamon in a bowl and mix well.
4. Divide the filling among 12 buttered 1 1/4-cup ramekins. Spread
the topping over the apples.
5. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown.
6. Serve warm with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
Makes 12 servings.
Tip: To prepare in a 13-by-9-inch pan, bake for 50-55 minutes.
Recipe courtesy of Chef David Toal of Ravenous Catering, Wenatchee, Washington.
16 wonton wrappers
1 egg, beaten
1 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread (such as Nutella)
2 Bonita* bananas, cut in 1/3-inch slices
Mint leaves and seasonal berries, for garnish
1. Brush the edges of each wonton wrapper lightly with egg. Place 1 tablespoon
chocolate-hazelnut spread in the center along with 2 banana slices.
2. Fold wrapper diagonally in half over filling to form a triangle and
thoroughly press edges together to seal.
3. Preheat oven to 200°F.
4. Add oil to a large heavy frying pan to a depth of 2 inches. Heat over
medium heat to 350°F.
5. Carefully place a few filled wontons in the pan and cook until golden
brown, about 45 seconds per side.
6. Transfer fried wontons onto paper towels to drain, then to a baking
sheet to keep warm in the oven while frying the remaining wontons.
7. Arrange 2 cooked wontons on each plate. Dust with confectioners’
sugar. Garnish with mint leaves and berries. Makes 8 servings.
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