Apple and Ginger – yum! Cooking with kids this one is a favorite!

This is another quick and delicious dessert using apples and granola – easy to get the ingredients and to put together. Good when cooking with kids too. Talking about kids – here is the Apple of my eye! Our oldest grandson Jack, for the first time on a horse – which made my husband happy as he LOVES to ride – I used to as well – but then decided that Cooking was more fun!216

And Cooking IS more fun! Just take a look at this scrumptious dessert!

Apple, Granola and Ginger Dessert


6 tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 tablespoons grated ginger
3/4 cup unbleached flour
1 1/4 cup granola, any kind but we love maple-pecan
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
7 Fuji apples, cored, skinned and wedge-cut into 1/16-inch cubes
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup apple cider
2 teaspoons lemon juice

  1. Preheat oven 450 degrees F.
  2. In a frying pan, melt 6 tablespoons butter and add 1/2 tablespoon grated ginger to it.
  3. When the ginger releases its aroma, turn off the heat.
  4. Topping: In large mixing bowl, combine 3/4 cup unbleached flour, 1 1/2 cup granola (maple-pecan preferably), 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  5. Add the butter/ginger and mix well. Set aside.
  6. In large bowl, toss 7 Fuji apples (cored, skinned, and cut into 16 wedges) together with 1/4 cup granulated sugar, and 1/2 tablespoon grated ginger. Set aside.
  7. In a 12-inch frying pan, reduce cider over high heat to 1/2 cup. Mix with lemon juice and set aside.
  8. Return frying pan to low heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter.
  9. Add remaining grated ginger. Mix together thoroughly and let ginger release its aroma.
  10. Turn up heat to high and add apple mixture, stirring frequently.
  11. Cook until translucent and soft about ten minutes or more.
  12. Remove from heat and add cider and lemon mixture.

You will have to restrain yourself from snacking on this all day/night long – it is that good.

About Grandma

I have reinvented myself many times during my life -teacher, lawyer, business woman, CEO, Entrepreneur, Board member, Professor, Mom, Wife, Farmer, Chef, Musician, Author and now my best role of all – Grandma to multiple grandchildren, grandnephews and nieces worldwide.

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One Response to Apple and Ginger – yum! Cooking with kids this one is a favorite!

  1. Happy Holidays, Larraine. And all the best in 2014


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