Friday, March 25, 2011

Simple and Delicious Family Cooking: The Absolute Best Apple Crisp

I usually make it in an 8 x 8-inch square pan, but a pie plate works well too.

I have the best apple crisp recipe ever. No, really, I do. Try it yourself and see what you think.

The Absolute Best Apple Crisp
6 to 8 servings

4 or 5 medium to large apples, cored and sliced thinly (I don't peel; you can if you prefer)
1/3 cup softened butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour (feel free to substitute whole-wheat)
1/2 cup whole rolled oats
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 tsp. nutmeg

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease an 8 x 8-inch square baking pan or 9-inch pie plate.

Place apple slices in the bottom of your pan. (Use as many apples as you need to fill your pan almost to the top.) In a medium bowl, mix together all topping ingredients. Sprinkle topping evenly over apples.

Bake about 30 minutes, until topping is golden brown and apples are soft (test one with a fork or the tip of sharp knife). If the topping browns before the apples are soft, cover crisp with a sheet of foil and leave it in the often a bit longer; test again in 5 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature, topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.


Rita said...

I just suggested this recipe to Dave (it's cold here today for the first time in about 2 weeks), and he looked me square in the eye and said "Don't you DARE".

I guess he knows we would not stop until we'd consumed the entire thing.

Smart man.

Shannon said...

@Rita: But it's fruit! ;) It's a diet food!