Let’s get ready for winter with some super delicious winter dessert recipes! To me, there’s nothing quite like curling up in front of a fire with a hot drink in one hand and a delectable dessert in the other! If you’re not a huge sweets lover, try out these winter dessert recipes on friends and family for gatherings, or give them as an affordable gift. Who can resist a warm, gooey dessert when it’s cold and dreary outside?!
1. Apple Crisp
I like to think of apple crisps as one of the healthier winter dessert recipes! Anything warm and sweet with apples reminds me of cozy nights in, and this classic recipe is sure to make you feel warm all over! Top this heart-warming treat off with the ice cream of your choice and you’ve got the perfect combination of tastes and textures!
3/4 cup all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold, cut into small cubes
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick-cooking)
3 pounds apples, such as Empire, Gala, or Braeburn, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar, salt, and 2 tablespoons granulated sugar. Cut butter into flour, using a pastry blender or two knives, until mixture is the texture of coarse meal. Add oats, and use your hands to toss and squeeze mixture until large, moist clumps form. Transfer to freezer to chill while you prepare apples.
In another large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice, cinnamon, and remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar. Transfer to a shallow 2-quart baking dish, and sprinkle with topping mixture. Place baking dish on a rimmed baking sheet, and bake until golden and bubbling, 55 to 65 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.