Monday, November 11, 2013

Recipe - Apple Crisp

I have to admit, even though we have 25+ pounds of apples from the orchard, I thought that we would have to bake some type of apple dessert every weekend but that hasn't been the case.  My kids and I have been loving the good ol' fashioned cut up apple with peanut butter as a snack every day.  But we did make a yummy dessert for a dinner party that we were having and OMG this was the best apple crisp that I've ever had!!  This was so good, especially with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  I used my trusty Food Network recipe collection and I found a Neely's Apple Crisp recipe that won my heart (and taste buds and tummy)!  This recipe was easy and made the house smell delish...the perfect scent for these cool fall days. I can't wait to make this again!


Apple Crisp

Ingredients
Filling:
  • 5 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, chopped small
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Topping:
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans
Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

-For the Filling:
Mix all the ingredients together. Place into 7 to 8-ounce ramekins or an 8x8 baking pan.


-For topping:
Mix the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt in large bowl. Blend the butter into the mixture until it forms pea size lumps. Stir in pecans and sprinkle over filling.

Bake crisps for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before serving.  For best results, serve with vanilla ice cream.  Yummmm......Enjoy!