Saturday, June 12

Apple Crisp

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I don't normally bake, but today I looked over at my fruit basket and saw a high pile of apples that I left for Adam when I was out of town this week (he did not eat any of them!) So, I instantly thought to make apple crisp because it's gooey and delicious and I love that crunchy topping. Plus, my favorite part — no pie crust to worry about! This is a spectacular dessert and very easy, even for an amateur baker like me.

You start with some cinnamon sugar mixture tossed with about 7 peeled sliced apples.

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Then the streusel topping. Flour, brown sugar, butter and oats!

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And into the oven it goes at 350 for about an hour. And it comes out like this: Hot and bubbly and crisp on top.

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And of course, a la mode is highly recommended.

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Yummmmmm.

Note: I did sort of step-by-step photos for this recipe because it was easy to transport the baking dish to my large window in my living room. I usually don't show step-by-step photos when I cook because it is too difficult to take the pan, skillet, saucepan to the living room every step for a photo. I hope I have a window in my next kitchen! Let me know if you like the step-by-step or not. I will try to do more if you do. Enjoy!

Apple crisp

about 7 apples, any type will do, peeled, cored and sliced
3 tbs sugar plus 1.5 tsp cinnamon mixture

Topping:
1 1/3 cup flour
1 1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 stick butter, slightly softened

1 Preheat oven to 350. In an 8x8 baking dish, arrange a layer of apples and top with some cinnamon/sugar mixture. Repeat, alternating apples with cinnamon/sugar until all apples and remaining mixture are in the baking dish. Toss all together.

2 In a separate bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, oats, cinnamon and butter. Using your hands, mix well together until butter is evenly mixed throughout. Take a handful and mix the topping in with the apples. Sprinkle the rest on top, covering all the apples.

3 Bake for about an hour until bubbly and hot. You might want to bake it on top of a baking dish in case the liquid bubbles over while baking. Serve warm with ice cream.

7 comments:

Joanne said...

I love crisps! They are so much easier than pie crusts and just as delicious.

girlichef said...

This is awesome...and a la mode is definitely the way to go ;) I like the step-by-step...or not. Whichever way you decide, cuz your pictures are always beautiful!

katy said...

Agreed, easy and delicious! Step by step photos can be so hard -- I'm always so impressed when people do them! Your crisp looks great -- and so does the shrimp scampi!

Kerry Maffeo said...

mmm...you need to bring some of this stuff in for a taste test! What's the point of working with you if there aren't any foodie benefits? :-D

and flowers pick themselves said...

how delicious! i adore the photos :)

xo Alison

Juliana said...

Yummie...great with ice cream...like the idea of having oats in it :-)

Kitchen Butterfly said...

Looking forward to making an apple crisp soon..........something nourishing and comforting about baked apples!