|Add a little frozen strawberry Greek yogourt and this muesli crisp is fit for a Queen!|
Do you like muesli? I have to admit that the muesli I have tried is usually too bland, dry, raw and dusty for my tastes. But I'm always looking for healthy new foods for my young kids. My 7 year old son loves oats so I thought I'd let him try muesli to see if he likes it. He did! So when I had an opportunity to try some samples of muesli and granola from Dorset Cereals I took it. I wasn't expecting to like it myself but I was pleasantly surprised. I was sent 6 boxes of muesli and one box of granola which represents their entire line offered in Canada. That's a lot of cereal!*
|Dorset Cereals - love the muesli, granola and the boxes!|
I couldn't convert my 8 year old daughter to a muesli lover but she does love their "Honey Granola". I asked why she liked it. Her response was "It tastes really good. I like the honey." I agree. I also like the sunflower seeds as it lends a flavour that isn't in the other granolas we've tried.
I wanted to find a few other uses for muesli besides just as a breakfast. I'll be sharing a few recipes over the next week or so. The first one is this muesli fruit crisp. For this recipe, I used Dorset's "Simply Delicious" variety. If you don't have muesli you could substitute oats and perhaps throw in a few raisins or nuts if desired. I used strawberries and apples but most fruits/berries will work. I also divided the fruit amongst five creme brulee bowls but you could put it all in a 8 or 9 inch square pan.
Topping2 cups muesli
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (can use all purpose if desired)
1 cup unsalted butter, cold
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 freshly grated nutmeg or tsp ground
1/2 tsp kosher salt
Base4-5 medium sized apples, peeled cored and thinly sliced
1 lb strawberries, sliced
1/2 tsp cardamom
zest of one lemon
1 tbsp cornstarch
juice of one lemon
- In small bowl, combine lemon juice and cornstarch.
- Place all of the fruit, lemon zest and cardamom in a large bowl and gently combine.
- Add the lemon juice/cornstarch. Combine again.
To make the topping:
- Whisk together all the topping ingredients except the butter.
- Cut the cold butter into 1/2 inch bits and add to the topping.
- Using your hands, rub the butter pieces into the flour mixture until the butter is about the size of peas.
To finish dessert:
- Evenly divide the fruit amongst 5 shallow dishes.
- Add a handful of topping onto each dish (should work out to using half the topping).
- Place dishes on a cookie sheet to catch any overflowing juices.
- Bake for 12 minutes.
- Remove from oven and evenly divide the remaining topping over each dish.
- Place back in oven for approximately 15-20 minutes or until topping is golden and juices are bubbling.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.
*Dorset Cereals provided their cereal to me without charge but all opinions are my own.