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Apple Crisp From Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa Recipe!

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Who said Apple Crisp is only good during fall? This delicious dessert is good all year-round!

This dish appears on the Napa Rose menu at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa from time to time but you don’t have to wait for it because now thanks to D23 we have the recipe so you can make it at home!

Take a look:


Apple Crisp filling

  • 1 1/2 pounds of crisp apples
  • 3 tbsp of unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cups of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp of Calvados (apple brandy)
  • 2 tsp of cornstarch

Crumble topping

  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of oats
  • 1/4 cup of chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup of shredded coconut
  • 3 tbsp of unsalted butter

Manchego cheese ice cream

  • 8 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 cups of heavy cream
  • 3 cups of half & half
  • 1 vanilla bean split lengthwise
  • 1/2 pound of Manchego cheese cut into 1 inch cubes


Apple Crisp filling

  • Peel the apples and cut them into 1/4 inc dice and set aside
  • Melt the butter in a large sauté pan over medium heat, then add the sugar and stir for 2 minutes until the sugar melts
  • Add the apples and cook for 3 minutes or until the apples begin to soften
  • Combine the lemon juice, Calvados and cornstarch in a small bowl and mix until the cornstarch is dissolved
  • Add the mixture to the pan with the apples and cook for 4 minutes until the juices thicken
  • Serve warm

Crumble topping

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F
  • In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, brown sugar, oats, pecans and coconut and stir well
  • Melt the butter and then slowly add it to the mixture
  • Pour the mix onto an un-greased cookie sheet, breaking up large clumps with your fingers
  • Bake for 10-14 minutes and set aside to cool
  • Break up any remaining big pieces to achieve a crumbly consistency

Mango cheese ice cream

  • Whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until is fluffy and set aside
  • Combine the cream, half & half and vanilla bean in a saucepan over medium-high heat and simmer
  • Add 1 cup of hot cream into the egg yolk mixture whisking constantly
  • Pour the egg-cream mixture back into the saucepan and cook for 4 minutes stirring constantly, then pour mixture into a large bowl
  • Add cheese cubes and stir
  • Cool to room temperature stirring constantly. Once cooled pour it through a fine mesh sieve into a large bowl
  • Discard cheese and vanilla bean
  • Refrigerate custard until cold then freeze in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions

Now is time to serve your Apple Crisp! 

  • Spoon apple filling into serving dish and sprinkle with crumble topping
  • Serve with a scoop of Manchego cheese ice cream on the side or on top!

We hope you enjoy this yummy Apple Crisp recipe and had fun baking with your family!

Credit: D23

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