Tuesday, 17 September 2013

tasty tuesday: apple crisp



Oh yes...more apple recipes!  It started with pie last week, and it's not going to stop for a long time.  

More apple, pumpkin, and squash recipes will be coming at you like crazy for the next few weeks.  What can I say?  We love Fall, and it helps when you live on an apple/pumpkin farm and have an endless supply of delicious fall fruit!



Crisps are definitely one of the easiest desserts in the world...and yet they're so dang delicous!  You just throw fruit in a pan, top it with crumbs, and bam...you have a mouthwatering creation on your hands.

Oh yeah...don't forget to add ice cream!

Apple Crisp

Ingredients:
8 cups chopped tart apples (we used Elstar)*
2 tsp flour
1 tsp cinnamon

3/4 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1/3 cup butter (cold)
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup rolled quick cooking oats

Directions:
Fruit Layer:
1) Mix together chopped apples, cinnamon and flour.  Place in a greased 9x13 pan.

Crumb Topping Layer:
1) In a medium bowl, mix together the flour and baking powder.
2) Then, cut in cold butter with a pastry cutter or a fork until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
3) Stir in brown sugar and oats.
4) Sprinkle crumbs over fruit evenly.

Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned and the apple pieces are tender.   Cook time will depend on how big your apple chunks are....so just keep checking it!

(If your crumbs are brown, but your apples are still crunchy, just loosely place a piece of tinfoil on top of the pan to keep the crumbs from getting any browner while it cooks a bit longer!)


Let us know if you have any suggestions for Fall treats!  We'd love to hear them.

p.s.   kelsey

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