Apple Crisp is one of my favorite deserts to make in the fall. I’m not sure why it doesn’t occur to me to make it in the spring or summer…it just seems to taste best when the weather turns crisp and the mountain leaves are stunningly gorgeous. Which is how they look this very day, if you haven’t noticed or you don’t have mountains in your area. I felt it best to make you aware.
The Apple Crisp I would like to share with you on this stunningly gorgeous day has a wonderful sweet/tart apple filling that is covered with a heavenly, buttery crisp topping. It is simple to prepare and makes your house smell fabulous while it bakes away.
I hope you make it.
I hope you love it.
I hope the world around you is gorgeous.
It’s a pretty great combo, wouldn’t you agree?
Classic Apple Crisp
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Time: 20 minute prep + 45 minutes
Yield: 7-8 servings
Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!
8 C sliced apples (about 10 medium-sized apples)
1/2 C sugar
2 T butter, melted
1/2 t cinnamon
2 T flour
1 t vanilla
1 t lemon juice (bottled is fine)
3/4 C flour
3/4 C brown sugar
1/4 C instant oats
5 T cold butter
1. Find yourself some beautiful apples. I used a combination of granny smith, golden delicious and fuji apples. This gives the apple filling a nice tart/sweet flavor, but you can use what ever kind of apples are your favorite.
2. Using a large sharp knife slice each apple in half, from top to bottom. Lay each piece out flat and slice the halves in to two pieces.
Using a small paring knife, slice the core out of each piece.
Then peel each piece
and slice it into 3 or 4 pieces.
You want the pieces to be as close to the same size as possible. You will need 8 cups total.
2. Add 1/2 cup sugar,
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon,
1 teaspoon vanilla,
2 tablespoons of melted butter,
2 tablespoons of flour,
a dash of salt,
and 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Give everything a nice stir to combine, making sure all of the apples are coated.
3. Spray a 3 quart baking dish with cooking spray and pour the apple filling inside.
4. In a medium-sized bowl place 3/4 cup flour and 3/4 cup brown sugar. Toss it together with a fork, making sure all of the brown sugar clumps get broken up.
5. Add 1/4 cup of instant oats and a dash of salt. Give it a nice stir.
6. Chop 5 tablespoons of cold butter into small chunks.
Toss it into the bowl and cut it into the dry ingredients with a pastry blender. You will know you have combined the ingredients sufficiently when the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. If your pastry blender is missing in action, or you have never purchased one, do not fret. You can use a couple of butter knifes to make this step come to life.
7. Sprinkle the topping all over the apples.
8. Bake, uncovered at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and let it rest for about 5 minutes before serving. It’s fabulous with fresh whipped cream or a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream.