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Apple Crisp

Written By: Chris - Oct• 09•14

OK, so the only part of Apple Crisp that is actually “good for you” is the apples and the oats, but lets be real, it sure does taste good!  It’s that time of the year and when the kids came over for dinner recently, Andrew brought a big bag of apples that he and Danielle had picked at the orchard while spending a fun day with Nick and Bri to share.  I don’t bake sweets on a daily basis, but do like to serve dessert when everyone is coming for Sunday dinner so I decided to make this crisp!  Bill’s mom loves ice cream and I don’t think it gets any better than a nice French Vanilla melting and oozing on top of the crisps warm cinnamon top!  My crisps never turn out exactly the same and you could sure use this same recipe for blueberry as well; but this basic recipe is really easy and is delicious!

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Ingredients:

8 to 10 Cups Apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1 Cup Sugar
1/2 Lemon, rind and juice
2 Tablespoons Cinnamon 
1 Tablespoon Flour, maybe more
1/2 Cup Water
Topping:
1 Cup Flour
1 Cup Oats
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
dash of Salt
1/2 Cup Butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease bottom and sides of a 9 X 13 cake pan with soft butter.

apple slicer peeler corer image of corer

Wash and slice, peel and core apples.  I own two of these gadgets that work awesome!  You can find them at Bed Bath and Beyond for under $20 and they are way worth the investment!

As you peel each apple cut the entire spiral into four, so you have four wedges out of each ring.  As I cut through all of the apples, I keep squeezing fresh lemon juice onto them until complete so that they don’t brown.

Mix the sliced apples with the remaining juice and grated rind of the lemon.  Mix in the sugar and about a tablespoon of flour, salt and the cinnamon together.  If it seems like there is a lot of liquid, use a dash more flour.  Spread the apple mixture into the prepared pan.

Combine the four with the oats and add the baking powder, baking soda.  Next mix the brown sugar with the butter and combine it with the flour and oat mixture, coating everything evenly.  Crumble evenly over the apple mixture.

Bake uncovered for about 45 minutes or until topping is golden brown and apples are tender when pierced with a fork. Serve warm with ice cream.

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It’s also good at room temperature and even cold!

Enjoy!
Cheers!
~Chris

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