The other day my friend Jackie came over for a day of baking and crafts. Our big plan of the day was to make some apple cider caramels, which were absolutely delicious by the way (post coming soon), and then cover some apples with the caramel. So we went on our merry way making the caramels, and set some aside to use for the caramel apples. Instead of doing whole apples, we thought it would be a good idea to do apple slices on sticks. Well lo and behold, the caramel would not stick to the apples at all. I have a feeling that it had something to do with the cider in the caramel, but I could be wrong. Luckily we figured this out after doing 3 apple slices so we spared the rest of the apples slices from the same demise. We had cut up at least 5 apples and didn’t want them to go to waste, so we decided to throw together an apple crisp! And boy am I glad we did! This apple crisp is so delicious. The topping is absolutely amazing – perfectly crunchy and cinnamony. The apple filling just melts in your mouth as you eat it. It honestly tastes like Fall in your mouth – so so good. The best is that it’s so simple to make. You’ll have an amazing dessert with minimal effort! Serve this crisp warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and you will be in pure heaven.
5 cups Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/8 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Place the sliced apples in an 8×8 inch dish.
In a small bowl, mix together the granulated sugar, 1/2 tablespoon of flour, ground cinnamon, and nutmeg. Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the apples. Do not stir the apples. Pour the water evenly over the apples. It is okay if there are still some dry spots.
In a bowl, mix together oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and melted butter. Crumble topping over the apple mixture.
Bake at 350 F for 45 minutes.
Serve with a big scoop of ice cream!
Source: Recipe adapted from All Recipes