Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Recipe of the "Week"

I LOVE desserts! As many of you know, I have quite the sweet tooth. Ice cream, cheesecake, chocolate cake, doughnuts, lemon ice box pie, & today's featured recipe. . .apple crisp. I've made a peach crisp before that turned out quite nicely, so I decided to make one with apples in honor of Memorial Day. I mean, what's more American than an apple dessert?! I searched online & found this one, only I tweaked it a bit to suit the size of our baking dish & our taste (we like a LOT of topping!). We think it's simply fabulous!

Apple Crisp
Ingredients:

     Filling:

          -4 cups apples
          -1/2 c. sugar
          -1/2 T all-purpose flour
          -1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

     Topping:

          -1 c. old-fashioned rolled oats
          -1 c. all-purpose flour
          -1 c. brown sugar, firmly packed
          -1/4 tsp. baking powder
          -1/4 tsp. baking soda
          -1/2 c. butter, melted

Directions:

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

-Peel, core, & slice the apples. I have an apple corer that slices the apples. I cut off any hard pieces that are left, then cut each slice in half lengthwise. Then, I cut these thinner slices in half across the width so that they're more bite-sized.

-Spray the bottom & sides of an 8"x11" baking dish with cooking spray. (If you want to use a 9"x13" dish, use the original recipe, although you might have to tweak the topping portion if you still want a lot of topping.)

-Lay the apples down, side by side, on their bottoms rather than their sides. You can fit more in this way.

-In a large bowl, combine the sugar, all-purpose flour, & cinnamon. Sprinkle this mixture evenly over the apples.

-Using the same mixing bowl, combine the rolled oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, & baking soda. Stir in the melted butter until crumbs form.

-Pour out the topping onto the apples, completely covering them.

-Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes.

Michael likes to eat his apple crisp with vanilla ice cream. I feel like that takes away from the flavor of the apples & topping, so I eat mine as is. We each think our way is the best. . .how about y'all?

3 comments:

Blest Mommy said...

Thank you so much for your encouragement! It's nice to know that I have one reader-haha
I'm glad you did it just in time for me to check out YOUR blog on the "Apple Crisp" recipe of the week! Yummy! I'll have to try that!
Your blog is great and I will be checking back for more of your delicious recipes too :0)!

Lisa said...

Okay...so I AM a dummy! I can leave a comment! So!! This recipe looks yummy!

The Boyds said...

Mama, you're such a nut! Maybe we could make it with the kids the next time we come in. Love you!