There's something about fall that just makes me want warm, cinnamon and apple flavored everything. I love apples, and since they're in season, there are apples aplenty at our house. We tend to like the Granny Smith variety, for their tartness. Once fall arrives, I start drooling over Pinterest photos of fall meals and desserts. My husband isn't a big fan of fruit, but since he does like green apples, I thought I would surprise him by making this super easy, extra scrumptious Apple Crisp for dessert.
You will need
2 1/2 pounds medium Granny Smith and Golden Delicious apples (about 5 or 6), peeled, cored, and sliced 1/4 inch thick
2 to 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon fine salt
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup uncooked rolled oats
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter (1/2 stick), cut into small pieces, plus more for coating the dish
1- Heat the oven to 350°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Lightly coat an 8-by-8-inch baking dish with butter.
2- Combine apples, cinnamon, sugar and half of the salt into a mixing bowl. Lightly toss to coat the apples.
3- Add apple mixture to an 8x8 baking dish, set aside.
4- Mix together flour, brown sugar, remaining salt, and oats.
5- Add small pieces of cold butter.
6- With your fingers, press butter into the mixture, until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Mixture should look like this- nice and lumpy.
7- Spoon crumb mixture over top the apple mixture in the baking dish.
8- Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes, or until bubbly and golden brown.
You will see a golden syrup bubbling up from underneath the crisp coating. Mmm!
Looks delicious. no?
Spoon into serving bowls and serve with vanilla ice cream.
I wasn't sure how my hubby would feel about this warm, fruity dessert, but after just one bite, he was nuts about it! We enjoyed dessert while we watched a movie, after B was sound asleep. It was the perfect impromptu Friday night date at home!
This recipe was so easy to follow, and hardly took any time to put together. The most time consuming part was peeling and slicing the apples, but that didn't take me more than 20 minutes. I did this ahead of time, and stored the apple slices in the fridge until I had cleaned up from dinner, and was ready to put the crisp together, and into the oven. Waiting for it to finish baking and cool down a bit was the hardest part! We'll definitely be making this delicious apple dessert again soon! I hope you'll give this recipe a try, and let me know if you liked it!