Monday, November 5, 2012

A Taste of Apple Crisp

   A stormy afternoon, with several project goals met and accomplished, it seemed the perfect time for baking. Fall means apples on hand, and apples on hand often lead to an apple crisp..just right for steamy, crunchy bits- ice cream melting down into every crevice. Yes, it was time for a taste of apple crisp!

Crunchy Apple Crisp

12 hearty apples, peeled, cored and sliced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 tablespoons chilled butter
Toss the apples slices together with filling ingredients before placing in a 9"x13" baking dish, lightly oiled. In a bowl, mix topping ingredients and crumble in the butter. It will be crumbly and chunky. Sprinkle liberally over the apples and bake 30 minutes at 375 degrees.

I use a variety of apples- granny smiths, galas, whatever I have.
A few flax seeds, flax meal or wheat germ can be added to the topping for extra crunch and yum.
Wheat flour adds nutrients and heartiness to the crumble; we prefer it.
Pecans, walnuts, or almonds are excellent- or a combo of them.
I like old fashioned rolled oats in this recipe.

   There you have it- a taste of fall just waiting to be topped with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream or caramel sauce...cup of hot coffee on the side. Precious memories are made over tasty treats such as these!

Growing Home


Lisa said...

Mmmmmmmmm! I can smell that apple goodness. Thanks for the recipe. I have lots of apples that I canned this fall. I also like to put wheat germ in my baking.


Hibiscus House said...

Goodness this sounds delicious!