Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tasty Tuesday: Apple Crisp


What do you get when you mix yummy apples with a sweet crisp topping? One of my favorite desserts — apple crisp.

I don't know why, but when it comes to baking apple pie or apple crisp, the task falls to my husband, Tom. He enjoys it and believe me, I don't miss getting a hand cramp from having to peel loads of apples. :) I've tried those manual apple peeling thingies and all it did was make a mess. You need perfectly round apples in order for those things to work easily. Anyway, I digress...

We had company last weekend so of course apple crisp was on the dessert menu (along with some other goodies I'll share in future Tasty Tuesday posts).

This is what the crisp looks like BEFORE being baked (see photo at the top of the post for the finished product).



Apple Crisp

Filling:
3/4 c. sugar (or less depending on how sweet you like your filling)
1/4 c. cornstarch
1/2 t. nutmeg
1/4 t. cinnamon
6 medium-sized apples (your choice), peeled, cored and thinly sliced (about 6 c.)

Topping:
1 c. flour
1 stick butter or margarine, slightly chilled and cut into chunks
1/2 c. firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 c. chopped pecans, optional

Heat oven to 350°F. Coat a 2 quart casserole dish with cooking spray. 

Make the filling: 

Combine the sugar, cornstarch and spices in a medium bowl. Add sliced apples and mix well.

Pour filling into prepared dish.

Make the topping:

Blend all ingredients together, either with your fingers or a pastry cutter, until it resembles small pea-size crumbles. Spread evenly over the apple mixture.

Bake about 1 hour and 10 minutes or until apples are softened and slightly bubbling.

Enjoy!

Linking up to Blooming Homestead's Crafty Tuesday, 3/26 and

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26 comments:

  1. Sounds delicious! Can't wait to try it.

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  2. Yummmmm!! Need to try this!! Pinning!!

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  3. That looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  4. Yum!! This looks so good! A lot of work, but all worth it.

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  5. Getting hungry here.... :-)
    Looks so yummie!

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  6. oh my hubby would totally love this!

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  7. Love, love any kind of apple dish!
    This looks so good :)

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  8. oooo YUM YUM YUM!! Can't go wrong with any of that - except to add ice cream. The beauty of it - its easy!

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  9. so glad you posted this. My grandmother made one using oats also. I think I will try this one and just add oats to it!! Thanks Lisa1! Looks good!!!

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  10. It's almost lunch time here, and this is making my tummy growl!!!! Looks so good!

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  11. Mmmm, this is making my mouth water, I love warm apple desserts! x

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  12. My drooling just shorted out my keyboard! ;)
    That looks amazing.

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  13. This looks wonderful...I'd love a bite now!!! xo Evie

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  14. Oh dear, I am so hungry and doing so poorly on my diet. I'll never lose any weight (and keep it off). Yummy though

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  15. OOh, looks delicious! I agree, getting help peeling apples makes it so much easier.

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  16. Oh look yummy. Makes me want to go and make some.

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  17. Just copied this recipe! Sounds yummy!

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  18. Yummy :)
    This is one of my daughters special dishes as well :)

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  19. Oh, I love Apple Crisp, esp when someone else makes it! How lucky you are that Tom enjoys making this! Oh, this really does sound wonderful for a cold day like today!

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  20. Your apple crisp looks delicious! My husband and I are major apple crisp fans, and we make it almost every weekend. We actually don't peel the apples--that saves some time. But I know some people prefer them without peels.

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  21. Just the other day I was craving an apple crisp, but I didn't have a recipe and didn't want to buy a box mix. I'm pinning this one for sure. Yum!

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  22. What a wonderful recipe! I need to try it soon, before it gets too hot to use my oven.

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