Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Old Fashioned Spiced Apple Crisp

I can't think of very many anyone who doesn't love apple crisp. It's just plain good. 


Apples? good. 
Oats? good.
Butter? gooooood.

(If you're one of the two people in the United States of America who doesn't love apple crisp, please keep that terrible truth to yourself. Thank you.) 


This particular apple crisp is unique in that it is perfection. Yes. It's true. The apples are tossed in so many incredible spices you can't escape the goodness. The crumbly topping is the ultimate combination of crunchy, soft, buttery, sugary and cinnamon-y. 


Please, do yourself a favor and put those apples to good use. Make this apple crisp. You won't be sorry. I know I wasn't. :) 

Old Fashioned Spiced Apple Crisp

Serves 4-8

8-10 large Granny Smith apples (or other baking variety) 
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp cloves

1/2 tsp salt

for topping:
1-1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, cold 
1-1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare an 8x8 casserole dish by coating it with non-stick cooking spray. 

Peel, core, and thinly slice apples. In a large bowl mix together brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Add apples and toss to thoroughly distribute spices. 

Pour the coated apple slices into the baking dish. Use the same mixing bowl (to save dishes!) to cut the butter into the remaining topping ingredients. Mix until crumbly. Cover the apples with the topping, patting down lightly. 

Bake for 45 minutes or until the fruit is soft when pierced by a fork and topping is browned. (If topping begins getting too dark, while apples remained uncooked, lightly cover the casserole dish with a layer of tin foil.)


1 comment:

  1. Going to make this tonight with our freshly-picked green apples!