Chocolate Apple Crisp
Who knew apples and chocolate tasted so good together! Layers of sweet and juicy fruit topped with a buttery crumble with dark chocolate make up this dessert that is wonderful in so many ways: it comes together quickly, can be made ahead, and is great to serve a crowd. This chocolate apple crisp is perfect comfort food. Who doesn't love apple desserts, and especially apple crumble? I know that in my house it's at the top. Maybe a lemon pie can trump it once in a while. Maybe.
This apple crisp has two parts: the fruit layer and the crumble topping (streusel) which includes chocolate.
This dessert freezes wonderfully. Wrap it well and freeze it for a month or so. I like to defrost it in the refrigerator and warm it before eating.
The chocolate crumble can be frozen, without the chopped chocolate. And it keeps well in the refrigerator for at least a week. Add the chocolate before assembling the dessert.
- 1 pound apples, about 4
- Juice of half a lemon
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
For the crumble:
- ⅔ cup all-purpose flour
- ⅓ cup superfine whole wheat flour
- Pinch of salt
- 1 ½ tablespoons cocoa powder
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ⅔ cup butter, cold and in pieces
- ½ cup chocolate chips or chunks