An April apple crisp

April 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

It’s a beautiful day out in Hamilton today, finally spring is here. I can’t even see any remnants of snow outside my house! We have some Ontario grown apples in the refrigerator that are a little too bruised to eat, but perfect for baking.

Strangely enough, the Joy of Cooking recipe doesn’t have oatmeal in it, but for me oatmeal is crucial for crisp. This recipe is a very basic one adapted from Canadian Living, and it is large, so cut it in half if you’re only making enough to serve as dessert with no leftovers.

Simple Apple Crisp

I cup brown sugar
2 tbsp flour
1 tsp cinnamon
8 cups of peeled and thinly sliced apples
2 ½ cups of quick cooking oatmeal
1 cup flour
½ brown sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, melted
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix 1 cup brown sugar, 2 tbsp flour, 1 tsp cinnamon in a large bowl. Add apples and toss well to coat, put them in a long pan or two 8×8 pans, about 2 inches deep.
  2. In a bowl mix oatmeal, 1 cup flour, ½ brown sugar, 1 cup of melted butter, cinnamon and nutmeg. Spoon mixture over apples and bake for 45 minutes, or until topping is golden brown.

Best served warm with good vanilla ice cream, but you knew that already. Because of my recent mascarpone cheese obsession, that’s what I ate mine with.

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