Sunday, October 17, 2010

the harvest x2: apple crisp

What would a slew of Harvest recipes be worth without the quintessential apple crisp? This weekend bf and I drove out to Wilkens Farm to pick pumpkins (yes, because it was on the "Today" show last week) and came home with a 1/4 peck of Baldwin apples and lips crusted with apple cider doughnut sugar. What can I say, it's just that time of year.

After a couple long runs this morning (and a Steeler win!) bf and I had a lazy afternoon - sometimes you just need to relax on a Sunday (read: take a 2 hour nap). But it was a lovely evening for a stroll and after a crisp hour in Riverside Park we came home craving a Harvest sweet.

I perused the internet and found some great crisp recipes but they were all so... involved... for a Sunday night. In the end opted for an easy one from the Queen of homemade baking herself, Betty Crocker.

This was just as I remember Mom making when I was a kid. Turns out Betty knows what she's doing :)

Apple Crisp

4 medium tart cooking apples, sliced
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1/3 cup butter, softened
3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
vanilla ice cream, obviously

Heat oven to 375 F. Grease bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan.

Spread apples in pan. In medium bowl, stir remaining ingredients until well mixed; sprinkle over apples.

Bake about 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown and apples are tender when pierced with a fork. Serve warm with ice cream.

1 comment:

Joanne said...

Sometimes you just gotta go back to basics (i.e. Betty Crocker). I am always craving fall desserts, so yeah. I might just go make a batch of this now.

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