December 1, 2008

The Joy of Apple Crisp

Tonight I made this and brownies.  Yum!  The apples came from an apple farm just north of Occidental.  We got a free bag of apples since Andy's family bought a Christmas Tree from a farm up there.

This recipe is from the Joy of Cooking.  I never really appreciated this book until recently, and plus, everyone I know has it.  Again, this dessert is SUPER easy to make, and delicious.  I always have these ingredients on hand, so it's perfect if you have extra apples around.  You can also use any quantity of apples, and adjust the flour/butter mixture accordingly.


Apples (8 medium, about 2.5 lbs)
3/4 C flour
3/4 C sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 stick (8 tblsp) cold unsalted butter, sliced

How it's done

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Wash the apples, then core them and cut into 1 inch chunks (you can peel them or not).  Spread them in a 2 quart baking dish (I used my cast iron skillet, and cut up enough apples to fill it).

Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl.  Add the butter and use 2 knives to cut the butter into the batter (like scissors) until it resembles coarse bread crumbs.  You can also use a pastry blender or food processor.  The food processor takes about 30 seconds, it's super easy.  Then sprinkles the mixture on top of the apples and tap the pan to make them settle.  Bake 50-55 minutes until brown and apples are soft.

Serve warm with ice cream!

1 comment:

  1. It took me a while to find this great recipe. Thanks for posting it!


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