Friday, October 9, 2009

How-To: Apple Crisp Recipe

Fall is in the air and there is nothing better than a yummy apple crisp on a cold day (90 degrees can be considered cold here in AZ, right?). My friend Gina of Legally Brunette passed along this fabulous and super easy Apple Crisp recipe that I just had to share with you. I don't know about you but I like visuals when following a recipe so I decided to document my steps as I went. Enjoy!

The Equipment:
Large Mixing Bowl
Baking or Pie Dish
Paring Knife or Apple Corer
Measuring Cups
Pastry Blender
Cutting Board
Vegetable Peeler
Baking Sheet

The Ingredients:
6 Large or 8 Medium Apples
1 Cup Flour
1 Cup Sugar
1/2 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/4 Tsp Ground Nutmeg
10 Tbsp Butter

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

Step 2: While your oven is preheating, start making your crumble topping. Combine 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of sugar, 1/2 tsp of salt, 1 tsp of ground cinnamon and 1/4 tsp of ground nutmeg in a large mixing bowl.

Step 3: Cut up 10 tbsp of butter and add to the mixing bowl. In order to cut out the trans fat, I used Smart Balance instead of regular butter and it still tasted yummy. I also didn't have any nutmeg so I added extra cinnamon. Don't be afraid to substitute ingredients or change a recipe.

Step 4: Using a pastry blender, blend your ingredients together until you get a crumbly consistency.

Step 5:
Wash and peel your apples. You can use a paring knife to do this but a vegetable peeler is so much easier.

Step 6:
Core and slice your apples. I used my nifty apple corer and this saved me so much time. I'm all about saving time in the kitchen!

Step 7:
Arrange your apples inside of your baking dish and sprinkle on your crumble topping.

Step 8: Place your dish on top of a baking dish with sides and place in the oven. Bake at 375 degrees for 50-55 minutes. Stick a fork into one of the apples to make sure that it is tender.

Step 9:
Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream and enjoy!

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DancingMooney ♥ said...

Yumm! Fantastic recipe, thank you so much for sharing!


Cozy said...

The recipe sounds wonderful! You know you are getting used to AZ when 90 feels cool and 80 with a breeze can cause goosebumps. :)

Inty swetha said...

Yummy!! it looks delicious! i will try this one day!

BeadedTail said...

Looks yummy! I love anything with apples and this certainly looks delicious!

Eli's Lids said...

This looks FANTASTIC!!

NJenn said...

I had always been looking for an apple crisp recipe that needs no cooking and easy to prepare. Thanks for sharing it with us. My kids loved it when I prepared it last weekend and they begged me to do it again so they can bring some to school.

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