Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Best Ever Apple Crisp
Who doesn't love apple crisp? There are plenty of recipes available for this perennial favorite, of course, but this one is tops on my list (even though it doesn't contain oatmeal and I'm an oatmeal fan). Maybe it is the "pinch" of lemon? Try it--you'll like it!
Ingredients for Filling
5 to 6 Granny Smith or other tart apples, small to medium
1 cup sugar
1 Tbs. cinnamon (not tsp)
Pinch of lemon peel
Ingredients for Topping
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar (I like to use 1/2 cup white sugar and 1/2 cup brown, but whatever you do is fine)
1 stick of cold butter, cut in slices
1 slightly beaten egg
What to Do
Peel, core and slice apples. Preheat oven to 450 degrees, F. Combine the topping ingredients in a bowl with a pastry cutter. Mix in egg. Set aside.
Mix apples with other filling ingredients (an easy way to do this is to dump everything in a gallon-sized bag, seal and shake) and pour into a 8" x 8" baking pan. Spoon topping over apple mixture.
Bake for 10 minutes and then turn oven down to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 35 minutes.
Serve warm with a wedge of cheddar cheese, whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.