Apple Crisp

It is officially September, which means cooler weather, autumn, and my favorite time of the year.

I love love love all of the spices associated with fall-flavored foods. Whether it is this scrumptious apple crisp or a warm pumpkin pie, I love them all.

Recently, we went to an apple orchard here in Washington and picked a ton of apples. I have been working hard in my kitchen coming up with all of the apple desserts I can for you guys and this is one of my favorites.

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Apple Crisp

Preheat oven to 350ºF. 

In a large bowl, place some thinly sliced apples that have been tossed in some lemon juice. 

Add in some brown sugar, melted butter, flour, ground cinnamon, and nutmeg. 

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Toss together so that the apples are well coated. Set aside.

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In a large bowl, make the topping. Add some flour, rolled oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg.

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Stir to combine the ingredients. 

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Then add in some cold butter that have been cut into cubes. 

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Using a pastry cutter or two forks, cut the butter into the dry ingredients. 

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Leave it a little chunky, but cut butter until it is crumbly. 

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Add the apples into an 8 or 9-inch square dish that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. 

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Sprinkle the topping evenly over the apples. 

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Bake for 40 minutes or until the topping is golden around the edges and the apples are tender. 

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Allow to cool for about 15 minutes prior to serving. 

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Serve warm! 

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And with some vanilla ice cream if desired. 

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Ingredients

Topping:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter, cut into cubes

Apple Filling:

  • 5 cups apples, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. In a large bowl, add the apples and toss in lemon juice. Add the brown sugar, butter, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir together so that the apples are well coated and set aside. 
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, add all of the ingredients for the topping except the butter. Stir the dry ingredients to combine. 
  3. Add the cold butter and use a pastry cutter or two forks to cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture is crumbly. 
  4. Add the apple mixture into a greased 8 or 9-inch square dish. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the apples. 
  5. Bake for 40 minutes or until the topping is golden around the edges and the apples are tender. 
  6. Allow to cool for 15 minutes prior to serving. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, if desired. 

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