Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wholesome and Delicious Apple Crisp

I am not usually a fruit dessert sort of person, but I have come to absolutely love this sweet dish. Not only does it satisfy your sweet tooth , it is good for you as well. I first tried to make apple crisp when someone sent me a recipe. I don't know why, but that recipe did not work for me, there was just not enough crisp in the whole thing. So I went about trying to get just the right texture and taste for me. This is a great dessert to make ahead of time since it can be refrigerated for at least 2 days and then reheated when you are ready to serve. It can also be served at room temperature, but I really like mine warm. A scoop of vanilla ice cream adds the final touch to the whole thing. This is a great alternative to the apple pie for Thanksgiving.


  • 1 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1 stick of cold, unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup of chopped nuts
  • 3 tbsp of white flour
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • juice of one lemon
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Whisk the oatmeal, whole wheat flour, cinnamon, baking soda, brown sugar together.
  3. Unwrap the butter and use the wrapper to grease a 9 X 12 baking dish. There is enough butter left on the wrapper that it will give the baking dish enough butter so that the crisp will not stick to the baking dish. I would recommend using a nice baking dish since this is a dessert that goes from the oven to the serving table. I like using my Le Creuset cast iron dish.
  4. Cut the butter into small pats and add to the oatmeal mixture. This makes incorporating the butter into the dry mix a lot easier.
  5. Using a pastry blender, work the crust until the butter is incorporated into the oatmeal mixture. It will probably take about 5 minutes of blending. The crust should be crumbly.
  6. Press about 1 to 1 1/2 cups into the bottom of the baking dish and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  7. Add the chopped nuts to the remaining crust.

  8. In the meantime, peel and cut the apples using an apple cutter. You will have 8 slices at this point.
  9. Cut each slice in half. Each apple will give you 16 slices.
  10. In a container mix the flour, brown sugar and cinammon together. Add the apple slices. Make sure all the slices are well coated.
  11. Using a slotted spoon, carefully place the apple mixture over the baked crust.
  12. Sprinkle the remaining crust over the apple mixture.
  13. Bake for about 40-45 minutes. The crust will be a golden brown and you will see some bubbling of the apple mix.
  14. Let it cool for about 20 minutes before cutting.
  15. Serve with a scoop of ice cream. Will generously serve 8-10 people.
  16. The entire dish can be prepared up to 2 days in advance of serving. Cover and refrigerate until you are ready to serve. To serve, just warm in a 300 F oven for about 10-15 minutes or serve at room temperature. Don't forget the scoop of vanilla ice cream and a cup of hot tea.

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