Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Apple Crisp

Happy fall everyone! I love this time of year when the temperatures are cooling down, the trees are so beautiful with all of their autumn colors, the apples and pumpkins are plentiful and the baking has begun!
I had some extra apples so I decided to make some apple crisp. I made it gluten-free today but you can use all-purpose flour for all of you gluten lovers - haha!! I wish I could send the smell of my kitchen through this post, it smells wonderfully fall-like and spicy!
8-9 apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks (I used honey crisp apples)
1-2T lemon juice
1/2 c white or organic cane sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
Topping Ingredients
2/3 c flour (I used King Arthur gluten-free all purpose flour)
1/2 c brown sugar
2 T white or organic cane sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
Pinch of cloves or allspice
Pinch of salt
1/2 c cold butter, cut into small pieces
1 c Old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats

Wash, peel, core, and cut apples into chunks or slices. Place in bowl with lemon juice, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 t cinnamon, mix together and let sit.

In another bowl, mix brown sugar, flour, salt, 2 T sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, pinch of nutmeg and cloves. Add butter chunks and using a pastry cutter mix together.  Add oats last and use the pastry cutter or your fingers to mix together.

Place apples in a baking dish (I used a 2 quart baking dish) and using your fingers, crumble the topping over the apples. Bake uncovered at 350F for about 1 hour.

Apple crisp is the best when you serve it warm. The taste testers added some ice cream but you could serve plain or with whipped cream. Enjoy your warm, fall dessert!

If you have more apples than you know what do with, try our homemade applesauce recipe, it's another favorite at our house, Simply Homemade Applesauce.

Love and peace,
~ Simply Tammi

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