As we head in to cooler weather…well…if you live in Texas we are headed into cool-ish weather, I start craving all those comfort foods. Warm soups, casseroles, turkey with all the starchy sides swimming in gravy, and hot-out-of-the-oven desserts!
One of those desserts is any sort of fruit crisp or
cobbler. I love the idea of a hot dessert with a cold scoop (or two) of
ice cream melting away on it. My husband, on the other hand, is not a
fan. He’s a good sport and will try a bite of a new recipe I found on Pinterest
and he’s never convinced. I became a crisp fanatic trying new recipes I
found and I just wasn’t satisfied with the outcome either.
one day I made another crisp as my last resort to finally change my
husband’s opinion and to hopefully give myself a little hope that the
perfect crisp did in fact exist. I didn’t say a word as he picked up
the spoon and took a bite. Then another and another. His eyes turned
to me and with his mouth full of warm apple crisp proclaimed, “THIS IS
IT!” I was thrilled! Once he swallowed and then continued to go for
another bite, he asked where I found the recipe. I simply stated, “I
finally just created my own.”
dessert truly comes together in no time and I would bet you already
have most or all these ingredients in your pantry. I love how you can
see the apples peeking through and you are going to have a hard time
resisting dipping a spoon into the bubbly syrup this makes!
What I love most about comforting foods is that they are never complicated and made with the most simple of ingredients.
Classic Apple Crisp
Makes 6 Servings
4-5 medium Granny Smith or Honeycrisp apples
2/3 cups brown sugar
1 TBSP cinnamon
1 TBSP cornstarch
4 TBSP cold butter
6 TBSP butter, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 TBSP granulated sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1. Preheat your oven to 375.
Peel, core, slice and cube your apples into bite size pieces and place
in a large bowl. Sprinkle over with brown sugar, cinnamon, and corn
starch and toss to coat.
3. In a 10 inch baking dish dot the bottom with the the 4 TBSP of butter. Pour apples over butter.
In the same large bowl (because who likes more dishes to wash?) stir
together melted butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon and
flour until well combined. It should look/feel like damp sand and hold
together if you press it with your fingers.
5. Sprinkle the topping over the apples, completely covering.
6. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly around the edges.
7. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.
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