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February 23, 2011

Simple Apple Crisp

I know that most people seem to associate Apple Crisp dessert with the fall season, but I love I all year long!
Here is one I've made many times, and is easy to prepare.

1 c. all purpose flour
3/4 c. rolled oats
1 c. packed brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. butter, softened
4 c. peeled and chopped apples
(I love to use Granny Smith apples)
1 c. white sugar
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 c. water
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl combine the flour, rolled oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Cut in the butter until crumbly.
Press half of the crumbly mix into a greased 9 x9 baking dish. Cover with the chopped apples.

Ina large sauce pan combine the white sugar, cornstarch, water and vanilla. Cook and stir over medium heat until clear.
Pour syrup over the apples, and sprinkle remaining crumb mix over all.
Bake for about 45-50 minutes until the apples are tender. 
Serve with ice cream if desired!

I like the apples to still be a bit crisp when finished baking, but if you prefer them to be tender, bake as long as 1 hour. I think you will love this simple crisp!


Frieda Loves Bread said...

I needed this recipe last week! I love the fact you have the crumbles on the bottom and top ~ My mistake was putting this in a 9x13 pan. The crumble topping didn't go far enough. Time to make another apple crisp!

Lisa said...

Mmm, I'll eat anything with a delicious crumble topping on it. This looks like a yummy dessert, perfect for enjoying with ice cream.