"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Desserts, Sweets & Cookies & Candy > Cobblers & Crisps
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-20-2009, 01:07 PM   #1
Assistant Cook
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2
Apple Crisp going soggy?

I'm a novice cook and am attempting to make an apple crisp for christmas. I have to make it ahead of time because im busy and it needs to travel a bit too. Will it go soggy if i make it a day or so ahead of time and then reheat it when i need to??


Miss_Feist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2009, 01:19 PM   #2
Executive Chef
Selkie's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 3,796
Unfortunately, yes.

Crisps are generally same-day kind of deserts. Any kind of covering (glass or plastic) will ruin your crunchy topping if left for more than half a day. Of course, you could always leave a top (plastic wrap or dish cover) off of the crisp until reheated. Aluminum foil might be best for this. If not sealed air tight, the warm, damp air from the filing can escape.

Have you thought about a cobbler? A cobbler isn't quite so time sensitive, and travels better.

"Food is our common ground, a universal experience." - James Beard
Selkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2009, 03:42 PM   #3
Alix's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 23,184
Can you prep it, freeze it and bake it when you arrive? That should work. I freeze mine all the time.
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. Robin Williams
Alix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2009, 06:27 PM   #4
Assistant Cook
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2
thx for the tips. I think i might have to bring my ingredients and just make it when im there... shouldnt too big a problem
Miss_Feist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2009, 12:34 AM   #5
Master Chef
Chief Longwind Of The North's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: USA,Michigan
Posts: 9,201
I like Alix's idea. Bake the desert on site. Don't I wouldn't add the crisp topping to the dish until I was ready to bake it. Have it pre-made and sitting in an airtight container. Just sprinkle it over the top just before baking. ut that's just me. I haven't tried to freeze one ahead, and then bake later. Alix says it works. If that's more convenient for you, well she's a pretty, darn- good cook. I'd trust her advise implicitly.

Seeeeeya; Goodweed of the North
“No amount of success outside the home can compensate for failure within the home…"

Check out my blog for the friendliest cooking instruction on the net. Go ahead. You know you want to.- http://gwnorthsfamilycookin.wordpress.com/
Chief Longwind Of The North is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:49 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.