Nova Scotia Apples - Recipe Box: Apple Pecan Crisp with Maple Mousse


Apple Pecan Crisp with Maple Mousse
2000 Winner - Grand View Manor, Kevin Dill

4 cups apples, peeled and chopped
3/4 cup white sugar
½ tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ cup pure maple syrup
1 tsp pure vanilla
¾ cup dried cranberries (craisins) or fresh cranberries 

1 ½ cups rolled oats
½ cup brown sugar
1/3 cup all purpose flour
½ cup chopped pecans
¼ cup butter, melted 

 Maple Mousse:
1 cup whipping cream, whipped 

Combine base ingredients in a medium size bowl, mixing thoroughly. Place in an 8 X 8" pan or medium casserole dish. Combine all topping ingredients until crumbly, then spread evenly over the fruit. Bake at 350°F for 1 hour or until golden brown and fruit is fork tender. Serve warm or cold with the maple mousse topping (beat whipping cream and blend in maple syrup) or ice cream.

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