11.04.2011

Extra Crispy Apple Crisp

Apple season is winding down as we get closer and closer to the flavors of the holidays, when even pumpkin is an afterthought behind peppermint and gingerbread. But before we say goodbye to apple, I thought I’d share one more yummy treat to send apples off with a fond farewell—a good old fashioned apple crisp.


While we picked apples, Boyfriend kept insisting I make an apple crisp for him. His one requirement for this apple crisp? Make it with tons of topping, because the “crisp” is the best part. After apple braids and handpies, I finally got around to making his crisp with the last few apples I had.

With double the crisp topping, you could barely see the apples on the bottom of my pan! But I have to say, Boyfriend is right. That topping is amazing. I’d eat an entire pan of just the crisp if I could.


I brought it over to Boyfriend’s still warm from the oven and served it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side. He actually kept pausing his video game to take another bite! I left it with him to finish off, but ended up making a tiny loaf pan sized crisp for myself the next day because I wanted more. I guess I really am an apple convert now. So long, apples. I'll definitely be seeing you again next year.



Extra Crispy Apple Crisp
Adapted from Betty Crocker
Makes about 6 servings



Filling:
4 apples, peeled and cored, diced
1 tsp lemon juice
¼ tsp apple pie spice
2 tablespoons brown sugar

Topping:*
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 ½ teaspoons apple pie spice
2/3 cup (13 tablespoons) unsalted butter, cut into cubes
1 cup quick cooking or old fashioned oats

1. Preheat oven to 375F. In a medium bowl, sift flour, apple pie spice, and brown sugar. Using a pastry cutter, cut in cubes of butter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in oats to distribute evenly; set aside.
2. In an 8-inch square baking dish, toss together apples, lemon juice, apple pie spice, and brown sugar until evenly coated. Sprinkle oat topping over the apples. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until topping is bubbly and golden and apples are tender.

*Note: This is double the amount of topping from the original recipe. Halve the topping measurements if you don’t want quite as much on your apple crisp.
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3 comments:

galit said...

So perfect! The topping is really the best part (yum!)

sarahe said...

getting ready to make this--so excited!

overtimecook.com said...

Looks delicious! I love apple crisp!

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