Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Bon Apple-tite!

This is the recipe for our autumn family favourite: apple crisp. I like using a mix of different apples like Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, and Gala. In summer I use a mix of nectarines, peaches, and fresh berries.

Preheat oven to 375F/200C. Grease a 8x11.5 inch / 2 quart baking dish with butter and set aside.

To make the fruit base, you will need:
7 cups peeled, cored and sliced apples
1/2 cup fresh or dried cranberries (blackberries work well, too)
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/3 cup white sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon

For the crisp topping you will need:
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup rolled oats
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/3 cup butter, softened

  • Toss sliced apples and cranberries with lemon juice. In a separate bowl, mix together sugar, flour, nutmeg and cinnamon. Add to fruit mixture.
  • Combine sugar, flour, oats and spices in a small bowl. With fingers, work in butter to form a coarse meal.
  • Arrange fruit mixture in prepared dish and sprinkle crumble topping evenly over top
  • Bake for 35 minutes or until top is golden and the fruit is soft and bubbling

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