Can’t Resist Apple Crisp

I decided to whip up my own version of apple crisp yesterday. It was a gorgeous fall day and a kitchen filled with that warm apple-cinnamon aroma was going to put it over the top. It didn’t hurt that I already had a whole sack of honey crisp apples my dad had given me!

The recipe was simple:

  • 5-6 honey crisp apples (or other variety of your choice), peeled, cored and sliced into 1/4 inch thick slices
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (can also use brown sugar)
  • 3/4 cup uncooked rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces (plus some more for coating the dish!)

Heat oven to 350 F and lightly coat your baking dish with butter (I used a round pie dish, any shape dish will do!). Combine the sliced apples, sugar, cinnamon, and 1/8 tsp of the salt in a large bowl and toss to coat, making sure all of the apples get covered. Place the apple mixture in the prepared dish and set aside. In the same large bowl combine the sugar, oats, walnuts, flour, and remaining 1/8 tsp of salt. Using your fingers, blend in the pieces of butter until small clumps form and the butter is thoroughly incorporated – a few minutes. Sprinkle the topping over the apples and bake on the middle rack until the apples are softened and tender, about 50-60 minutes. Let cool, but not too much – serve warm!

Can’t Resist Apple Crisp: Tara Tested, Tara Approved!

This apple crisp was SO easy to make, I had everything I needed already on-hand and it was delicious. I decided to add walnuts to give the topping a little extra crunch (and protein!) which turned out nicely. The topping seemed a little dry and didn’t get as packed together as I thought it would – might have been because I went a little light on the butter compared to the original recipe. Enjoy this apple crisp with some vanilla ice cream on the side and you’ll be in heaven.  I suggest you give this apple crisp a try, it will hit the spot on any chilly autumn day!

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