Saturday, June 20, 2009

Apple Crisp

I LOVE Apple Pie, but have never successfully made one... that being said, every now and again I get a craving for an apple pie and since I generally do not buy baked goods, I opted to make Apple Crisp, almost the same but without the crust (which is what I have most trouble with) I know, I know it is not the same but for me it's close enough and I promise that one of these days I will MASTER THE ART OF PIE MAKING, but for now here is the Apple Crisp


7 granny smith apples
1tsp of cinnamon
3/4 cup of sugar
zest and juice from 1 lemon

Peel, core and slice the apples. Combine: apples, cinnamon, sugar and lemon in a bowl and mix together.


2 sticks of butter (cold)
1 1/2 cup of flour
1 cup of oatmeal
3/4 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of granulated sugar

Combine flour, sugars and oatmeal in a bowl add chilled butter cut in small pieces and work it into the flour mixture with pastry blender until butter is evenly distributed throughout the dough.

To put it together: butter the baking dish, add apple mixture and top it off with flour/oatmeal mix. Bake in the oven @ 375'F for 45 min to an hour till apples are soft and topping is browned.