I have an odd rabbit.
…That’s a weird way to start a recipe review, isn’t it? But I promise it’s relevant.
Anyway, I have an odd rabbit. I’ve been trying to find out what fruits and vegetables she really likes, so that I know what I can give her as treats. So far, I’ve found one thing she loves (carrots), a few things she likes enough to eat, and a whole bunch of things she won’t even touch.
That in itself isn’t necessarily what makes her odd — it’s that she won’t touch any type of fruit. From what I understand, most rabbits love fruit, which is why so many people use it as treats. But Cookie? Nope. I’ve tried giving her about five or six different types of fruit now, but she hasn’t eaten a bit of any of it.
In a weird, round-about way, Cookie’s distaste for fruit is what led me to AllYou’s Individual Apple Crisps, posted over at myrecipes.com. I bought a few apples one weekend, hoping that Cookie would like them.
**Please note that I would not give my rabbit an entire apple. I planned on giving her a piece of each — one per day — so that I would be forced to eat the rest. I don’t much like apples, but I know they’re good for me.**
Anyway, Cookie wouldn’t touch the pieces of apple I tried giving her, and after two days, I was tired of eating raw apples. I didn’t have what I needed to make an entire pie, though, so I decided to look for something else.
Hence, the individual apple crisps. The recipe sounded pretty good, and the only things that I didn’t have on hand were the walnuts. Which was fine with me, as I don’t much care for walnuts.
I made this recipe up after supper one night. I ended up making the full batch of the crumble, but I only used enough for one apple crisp; I was on my own that night, and wanted to know how the crisps would turn out before making them for others.
The crisp was easy to assemble, and only needed about 30 minutes in the oven. I don’t have ramekins, but one of my French Onion Soup bowls worked great — the handle even made it a bit easier to get the bowl in and out of the oven.
While I admit the apple crisp would have been better with some vanilla ice cream, it was still pretty good. I used Red Delicious apples, and the pieces in the crisp came out with just the right amount of softness. The crumble was amazing, and I found myself having to ration how much I ate at a time; I was likely to eat just the crumble and none of the apple if I gave myself the chance.
All in all, this is a recipe I would make again. I think I may even try freezing a couple pre-assembled.
To sum it up…
- Time to prepare and cook/bake: Approximately 45 minutes
- Difficulty: Easy
- How it tasted: Pretty good, especially the crumble
- Would I make it again: Yes