APPLE CRISP


Ingredients

  • This makes about 4 servings.
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  • THE FILLING
  • 3 large apples peeled, quartered, cored and sliced thick, totalling about 6 or 7 cups
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
  • 3 or 4 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
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  • THE TOPPING
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup of softened butter
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 1/3 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of oatmeat (quick cooking is my favorite)



Apples

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 F. Spray an 8" by 8" baking pan with no-stick cooking spray.

For the filling: using a large bowl mix the apples, spices, sugar and vinegar until the apple slices are evenly coated. Put the apple mixture in the baking pan and arrange them as flat as possible.

For the topping: mix all the ingredients in a small bowl until completely blended. Crumble the mixture over the apples. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until the topping is beginning to brown and the liquid at the bottom of the pan is bubbling.


Notes

This is based on a very old Maine recipe. I often use a combination of apples so there is a variety of flavors and cooked textures. Recently I used a large Granny Smith, a Golden Delicious and a Rome. The result was slightly dry with big chunks of cooked apples and not a lot of sauce. If you want a looser and wetter version try using a McIntosh or two instead of the Golden Delicious. Serve this warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream -- or better yet, cinnamon ice cream.


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