APPLE CRISP RECIPE – A DESSERT WITH AUTUMN ON IT’S MIND!
6 fresh apples – peeled, sliced, and sprinkled with 1 tsp. lemon juice
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg (can actually be left out entirely)
1/3 cup soft butter or margarine
Put the apple slices in the bottom of a baking dish. Combine all of the other ingredients, then sprinkle evenly over the apples. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.
We have a lot of apple trees in our yard, so I always try to come up with as many ways to use them up as possible. This past week, alone, we’ve had apple pies, fried apples, and this amazing apple crisp.
I’ve made this crisp with and without the nutmeg. When I leave it out, I simply add a smidgen more cinnamon. It’s fantastic either way. I doubled the recipe last night because I was using a huge dish. I also took it out of the oven a little early. Everyone in my family gets home at different times, so I wanted it to be ready to warm up – without the delicious crumb topping getting too hard. Personally, I like the topping to be a little soft anyway.
Just cook it till it looks (and tastes) just the way you want it. This is a recipe I swear by. I even had a little this morning for breakfast, with a slice of toast. Delicious – even cold!
Something I have noticed is that preparing apples is MUCH easier when you have an apple slicer like the Apple Slicer by Leifheit, above. When you have to use a knife and separate apple corer, the process takes so long that the apples lose their gumption and begin turning ugly (even with the lemon juice). But when you use an apple slicer, the process is much quicker, neater, and takes a lot less time.
Something else I love about apple slicers: Kids adore them! It’s a perfect way to get them to eat more apples (especially with a little caramel sauce for dipping).