A simple dessert that combines fresh fruit with a topping. Warm baked apples coated with crunchy brown sugar oat streusel, a dessert that gives the feeling of fall and warmth for the season.
The temperature has dropped down to 50’s, leaves have changed color and its dark by 6pm. Fall is here!
So what does this mean?
It’s time for sweaters, soups and warm comfort food. Also, it’s the season for abundance of apples!
Apple crisp is a dessert of warm baked apples topped with a tasty crust. It is a simple dessert that combines fresh fruit with a topping. Soft chunks of sweet-tart apple covered in a crisp and crunchy topping made with flour, sugar, butter, oats and nuts.
Warm from the oven with a dollop of ice cream, apple crisp is the ultimate comfort food dessert. Soft fruit coated with a crunchy brown sugar oat streusel gives the feeling of fall and the warmth for the season!
Makes - 6 - 8 Servings
|For Topping||For Filing|
|Flour||– 1 1/3cup||Apples||– 6|
|Brown Sugar||– 1 1/3 cup||Sugar||– 1/2 cup|
|Oats||– 1/2 cup||Cinnamon Powder||– 1 - 2 tsps (optional)|
|Butter||– 8 tbsps or 1 stick|
|Pecans/Walnuts||– 1/4 cup (optional)|
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease bottom and sides of a baking dish.
For topping, mix the flour, brown sugar, oats and nuts (optional) in bowl.
Blend the butter into the mixture until it’s crumbly. Set aside.
Peel the apples and cut into 1 inch pieces.
I use two varieties of apple; Granny Smith and Gala. Granny smith is tart and Gala is sweet. I do this to give a combination of sweetness and tartness. You can use any sweet apple variety and if you like, add lemon juice for the tartness.
Add sugar and cinnamon powder (optional) to the apples and toss to coat well.
Place the apples in the greased baking dish and spread the topping evenly over the apples.
Bake for 40 – 50 minutes until apples are bubbly and, topping turn golden brown.
Remove from oven and let it cool a little.
Serve warm with a dollop of ice cream or whipped cream.