Happy first day of Fall!! One thing I wanted to do this weekend was bake an Apple Crisp. It’s one of my favourite and most nostalgic deserts of the year. One that my mom used to make for us growing up and still makes to this day. What’s not to love? Apples are in-season this time of year, providing that sweet + sour cinnamon-y filling, topped with a delicious rich oat crisp + sugary crumble. It’s basically fool-proof and super easy to make — the perfect autumn dessert that will most definitely be an instant hit.
It’s only been a month or so since I lost my Papa, but I’ve been checking on his apple trees every so often to see when they’d be ready to pick. This time last year, we were out there picking them together. The trees produce tons of apples, it seemed a shame to let them go to waste. So… my assistant and I headed over to pick some the other day to make an apple crisp this weekend.
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YOUR SHOPPING LIST:
+ aprox. 6 apples. I use a mix of granny smith green apples and my Papa’s red apples for a sweet/sour combination. This dessert is pretty sweet so I prefer to balance the sweetness with a tart apple.
+ brown sugar
+ rolled oats
+ baking soda
+ baking powder
HOW TO MAKE APPLE MIXTURE:
+ aprox. 6 apples
+ 1 cup brown sugar
+ 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
+ 1 teaspoon cinnamon
HOW TO MAKE CRISP MIXTURE:
+ 2 cups rolled oats
+ 2 cups all-purpose flour
+ 2 cups packed brown sugar
+ 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
+ 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
+ 1 cup (2 sticks) cubed butter
1. heat oven to 375 degrees & prep a cooking pan with baking spray.
2. wash, peel & cut apples and place into bowl.
3. add brown sugar, flour & cinnamon. Stir gently & make sure all apples are covered in sugar mixture. Set aside.
4. in another bowl combine oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder & baking soda together.
5. add in cubed butter and use your hands to combine (you should have 6 cups).
6. spread 3 cups over the bottom of your pan & press flat. Pour apple mixture over top and press down with a spatula. Pour remaining crisp mixture over top of the apples.
7. bake uncovered at 375F for for aprox. 35 – 45 mins.
Images: Melissa Skoda