Oh, geeze, is it really almost October? Somehow, yes, indeed, ‘Truly Autumn’ is upon us and there is no better time to begin baking up Apple Everything! Our cooler nights and mornings are perfectly suited to warm Apple Crisp tonight and then cold Apple Crisp the next morning so gather your apples while you may and get started! Apples of every stripe will be everywhere soon and apples do so definitely deserve their own season! Apples & Autumn are the best of partners!
Today I used Granny Smith apples and a recipe from my sister’s “Deli & Delights” cookbook. I love the texture of the crust on this one, it is more pie crust than sweet cobbler topping, and, pairing it with the just-tender apples has you thinking apple pie and ice cream in no time! There are no oats in this crisp topping; the butter provides the flakier crust. A simple filling is all you need: tart apples, sugar, and a whiff of cinnamon is just right. Add a T. of lemon juice if using sweeter apples. Prep time is minimal: prepare the apples and blend with the filling. Place into baking dish, make your crust topping and sprinkle it over the fruit, then drizzle the crumbs with melted butter, and you’re all pau and done! Now just allow it to cool, if you can.
Vanilla ice cream is my favorite accompaniment for any warm fruit crisp and this one is wonderful as well for breakfast, served cold, with just 2 T. of sweet cream poured over. Make up a larger version if you’re counting on it for breakfast! We are definitely talking Apple Autumn Delight here, folks!
6 cups apples, peeled, cored, sliced
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 stick butter, melted
Directions Preheat oven to 350. Combine apples, sugar, and cinnamon in medium bowl; stir. Place in a lightly sprayed 9×9” baking dish. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder in medium bowl. Add the egg; stir and press egg into dry ingredients, forming crumbs. Sprinkle this mixture over apples in baking dish. Drizzle the melted butter over the crumbs and bake 45 minutes or until browned and apples are tender. Cool slightly and serve with vanilla ice cream.