posted by Sydney
“life is short-eat dessert first”
Whoever said that really knew what they were talking about. With the arrival of the fall harvest it’s easy to focus on all the delicious savoury treats available at the markets. Potatoes and turnips and beets and peppers are all fall classics. But let’s not forget about the apple. Even though apple picking season has ended we are still reaping the rewards of this year’s haul. I recently picked up a basket of honey crisps and made warm, gooey apple crisp. If you’re not too full from Thanksgiving, I hope you try your hand at this recipe this weekend. This is a fool-proof guaranteed to please recipe. No baking skills required, pinky promise.
Classic Apple Crisp serves 4-6
For the filling:
6 large apples or 8 small apples
1 tsp cinnamon
6 tsp granulated sugar (I use less sugar for sweeter apples, usually 4 tsp)
2 tbsp butter
For the topping:
4 tbsp butter
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
To make it:
Pre-heat oven to 350F
Peel and slice the apples. Place in baking dish (I usually use an 8 inch dish). Toss the apples in the cinnamon and sugar. Dot the apples with 2 tbsp butter. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, mix together the butter and sugar. I usually do this with a wooden spoon, although you could also use a stand mixer. Once sugar and butter are combined, add in flour, sugar and oats. Mix until combined. Spoon over apples until covered.
Bake covered for 15 minutes and uncovered for 35 minutes. Allow to cool.