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Apple Crisp

Posted by wcwh2opolo on 2010.06.15 at 20:18
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Mmmm.....  tasty apple goodness!

- 2 c flour
- 1/2 c oatmeal (I used old fashioned oats)
- 1/2 tsp + 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 c brown sugar
- 3/4 c butter, melted (I used 1/2c cup butter, 1/4c margarine)
- 1 c sugar
- 1 c water
- 3 Tbsp corn starch
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 large crisp apples (I used braeburn, but I think granny smith would be awesome!)
- 3 Tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon

  Preheat oven to 350F.  In a mixing bowl combine flour, 1/2 tsp salt, brown sugar, oatmeal, and melted butter.  Stir with a large spoon or wisk until "crumbles" form.  Set aside 1 cup of crumbles, then gently spread the rest of the crumbles into a 9" x 9" pan (or a medium sized round cast iron skillet) making sure that some of the crumbs go up the sides of the pan (think pie crust like) - set aside.  Peel, core, and thiny slice apples, then mix with lemon juice and cinnamon - set aside.
  In a large sauce pan (on medium high heat) combine sugar, water, and corn starch.  Stirring continuously bring the mixture to a boil, then remove from heat - the mixture should have thickened into a "paste".  Add vanilla then gently mix in apples.  Coat apples thoroughly in sugar mixture then spread into pan with "crumb crust".  Sprinkle remaining cup of crumbs evenly over the top.  Bake for 1 hour.  Serve warm for a crumble type dish, or cooled for a crumb cake type dish.

Servings: 6

  So I wanted a sweet dessert tonight after dinner, but realized most of my normal baking was out of the question due to the fact that we were out of milk and eggs, but didn't feel like going to the store.  Hark-a-lark though!  The June issue of Food Network Magazine had a recipe for a rhubarb brown betty which got me thinking about crisps and crumb cakes.  I knew I had apples in the fridge that were getting a little on the older-doesn't-look-so-pretty-I-don't-want-to-eat-them-because-they-aren't-perfect side, so I started trawling the internet, and came up with a recipe to modify.  I found the original on cooks.com, but decided to add lemon juice for tartness and cinnamon (because who doesn't love cinnamon with baked apples?).  It came out pretty damn tasty..... although it left me wanting a huge scoop of vanilla ice cream for the top! 

Hope you all try and enjoy!  :-)

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