Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Apple Crisp

Fall to me is all about food.  I try to stay relatively healthy but lately I've been OBSESSED with apple crisp.  Something about the fall coolness makes me want sweet apples and crunchy oatmeal with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream.  I NEED it.

So I'll share a quick crisp recipe with you all.  Quick crisp.  Say that 10 times fast!!

This recipe is taken from chow.com and it is 1000% amazing.  

  • 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
  • Pecans or Walnuts (optional)
Here's What's Next...1.  Heat the oven to 350 degrees F and arrange a rack in the middle.  Lightly coat an 8 x 8 inch baking dish with butter2.  Combine the apples, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and 1/8 teaspoon of the salt in a large bowl and toss to coat. Place the apple mixture in the prepared baking dish and set aside.3.  Using the same bowl as for mixing the apples, mix together the brown sugar, oats, flour, and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt until evenly combined. With your fingertips, blend in the butter pieces until small clumps form and the butter is well incorporated, about 2 minutes.  Add pecans or walnuts.4.  Sprinkle the topping evenly over the apples and bake until the streusel is crispy and the apples are tender, about 50 to 60 minutes. Let cool on a rack at least 30 minutes before serving.