Easy Apple Pumpkin Crisp

Easy Thanksgiving Recipes

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I’m always looking for some new recipes to try out. We don’t have Thanksgiving at our house, we are always going somewhere else, so I usually end up making some type of side dish and dessert – there really can never be too many desserts at a family holiday, can there? I thought I would share two quick and easy recipes I have recently tried out that could be added to your holiday menus!

Both of these recipes feature Country Crock products. Country Crock has been around for over 25 years, has a number of varieties and is great for baking and cooking. We’ve always used Country Crock, but I hadn’t tried some of the other products they have now. The new holiday spreads {pumpkin, honey, cinnamon} are great — they are quick and easy. I can think of a lot of uses for the Cinnamon spread for Thanksgiving — Adding into mashed butternut squash, baked yams, sweet potato casserole… All sounds extra yummy to me. How many days until Thanksgiving?! Anyways, to the recipes!

Country crock pumpkin spice and country crock sticks


Cheddar Broccoli Casserole

Lennox loves Broccoli! Lennox pretends food is “brock-o-lee” all the time so I knew when I saw a recipe for this, it would be a hit with her — and it was! She ate more of this than the main course. It is really fast and easy and a great veggie dish to add to any holiday spread. This recipe makes enough for about 4-5 adults, so you may want to double it for a larger group.

cheesy broccoli side dish recipe


  • 4 Tbsp. Country Crock Spread
  • 1 Tbsp. flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard {Okay, I used this.. but I think next time I would leave it out, so up to you if you want that tangy taste or not}
  • 1 bag of frozen broccoli, thawed and drained {or fresh broccoli, steamed}
  • 1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
  1. Melt 2 tablespoons Country Crock Spread in medium saucepan.
  2. Add flour to mixture and stir together for about 1 minute.
  3. Add milk into saucepan and wisk. Stir frequently to prevent burning the milk. Bring this milk mixture to a boil and mixture will begin to thicken.
  4. Add in cheddar cheese and mustard {optional} until the cheese is melted.
  5. Add broccoli and cook over medium heat, until heated through.
  6. Pour into small casserole dish.
  7. In a small bowl mix together 2 tablespoons of MELTED Country Crock Spread and breadcrumbs until well combined.
  8. Sprinkle bread crumb mixture over broccoli and sprinkle a little cheese on top.
  9. Broil until cheese is melted – about 2 minutes.


Pumpkin-Spiced Apple Crisp

This year I was excited to try out some type of new pumpkin/apple recipe, so when I saw this recipe from Country Crock, I had to try it out! This recipe features Country Crock’s Pumpkin Spice spread. It adds a great taste to the traditional apple crisp! This recipe makes enough for 6 servings, easy to double as well for large families or holiday groups!

Easy Apple Pumpkin Spice Crisp, Pumpkin Spice Apple Crisp Recipe


  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 5 Tbsp. Country Crock Pumpkin Spice Spread
  • 4 apples {peeled, cored and sliced — I used 2 Granny Smith and 2 Jazz, but you can really use any kind you like}
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 325°
  2. Mix flour, oatmeal and brown sugar in a medium bowl.
  3. Add 4 tbsp of Country Crock Pumpkin Spice Spread {I would soften for a few seconds in the microwave} and stir together until well combined
  4. Put all the apple slices in a separate bowl and add in the remaining 1 tbsp of MELTED Country Crock Pumpkin Spice Spread and the cinnamon. Mix together well until apples are coated.
  5. Place apple mixture in a casserole/baking dish and then top with float/oat/pumpkin mixture. Spread all over the top.
  6. Bake for 45-60 minutes or until fruit is tender. Let stand 10-15 minutes before serving.
  7. Served best with a little vanilla ice cream!

Thank you to Good to Know & Unilever Spreads for being a sponsor. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own.

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One thought on “Easy Thanksgiving Recipes

  1. Meredith

    I always make that broccoli dish. It’s a recipe I stole from Josh’s grandma who has been making it for YEARS. It’s so yummy. Now I have a craving for it! haha


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