Spiced Apple Tater Tot Crisp with Honey Whipped Cream {Guest Post}

An easy recipe for sweet and savory spiced apple tater tot crisp, loaded with cheese and a sweet honey whipped cream.

GUEST POST: Spiced apple tater tot crisp with honey whipped cream by Climbing Grier Mountain

Spiced Apple Tater Tot Crisp with Honey Whipped Cream Recipe by Climbing Grier Mountain on bakedbyrachel.com

Howdy, Baked by Rachel readers!

I’m Lauren Grier, the author of Climbing Grier Mountain (CGM). For those of you I haven’t met, I write a food and lifestyle blog in the Mile High City. On CGM, you’ll find scrumptious recipes like sloppy joe quesdillas, rocky road nutella bars, or pot roast naan pizza. You’ll also find  endless amounts of documented shenanigans. So, if you need a few chuckles this Monday morning, stop by and say, “What’s up?”

I’m thrilled to be guest-posting today! I had the pleasure of meeting Rachel last year at the Mixed Conference. Rachel is a sweetheart, so when she asked me to guest post in her Apple a Day series, I was super pumped and immediately said, “Let’s DEWWW this!”

Spiced Apple Tater Tot Crisp with Honey Whipped Cream Recipe by Climbing Grier Mountain on bakedbyrachel.com

Okay, I have to let you in on a little secret: I really do eat an apple a day! Okay, minus the day after a night in the giggle juice or if we are traveling and I forget. I honestly try and eat an apple day. My Grandpa Ray used to eat them by the bucketful and he lived well into his 90’s.  Maybe the saying is true – “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.”

Besides the health benefits of apples, there are 7,452 different ways to bake, sauté, and cook with apples. Sweet or savory? Hot or cold? Stuffed or non-stuffed? Bubba Gump shrimp ain’t got nothing on the apple, yo.

Case in point: it didn’t take me very long to come up with a dish for this series. I have been on a major tater tot kick and figured why not marry these two together. Since tots are a delicacy in my world and like Napoleon I’d rather not share, I needed to create a dish that the hubs would steer clear of. Enter this sweet and savory spiced apple tater tot crisp. Imagine an apple pie, but with a fried buttery crust topped with spiced granola and sweet honey whipped cream.

Drool worthy.

Wait, glamour shot worthy.

Spiced Apple Tater Tot Crisp with Honey Whipped Cream Recipe by Climbing Grier Mountain on bakedbyrachel.com

Spiced Apple Tater Tot Crisp with Honey Whipped Cream

An easy recipe for sweet and savory spiced apple tater tot crisp, loaded with cheese and a sweet honey whipped cream.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple

Ingredients

  • 1 bag tater tots
  • 1 1/2 C white cheddar cheese shredded

Apple filling:

  • 2 large granny smith apples peeled, core removed, sliced
  • 2/3 C granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter room temperature

Granola topping:

  • 1/4 C all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/2 C old fashioned oatmeal

Whipped cream:

  • 1 C heavy whipping cream
  • 3 Tbsp honey

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • In a large cast-iron skillet, place frozen tater tots on the bottom making sure they are arranged in an even layer. Top tater tots with apple filling. Then top apple filling with the granola topping. Bake in the oven for about 20 to 25 minutes. Remove skillet from oven and add cheddar cheese on top. Bake for another five minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown. Remove skillet from oven, let it cool slightly. Serve with a big dollop of honey whipped cream on top!
  • In a large bowl, combine apple slices, sugar, nutmeg, juice, flour, and butter. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, granola, and salt. Add butter using your fingers to combine with dry ingredients. Set aside when done.
  • In a stand fitted with a whisk attachment, whisk the heavy cream on high. Slowly add the honey. Whisk until soft peaks form. Set aside until ready to top the tot dish!

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I know what I have to do with the tater tots in the freezer!! It’s so many loves meshed into one glorious dish! Thanks for the craving Lauren! -Rachel

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Be sure to check out these other recipes by Lauren:
Spiced chicken drumsticks with brown sugar and jalapeños, Banana cake with vanilla frosting and Pumpkin cake squares with orange nut frosting.

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