Sunday, May 16, 2010

Apple Crisp

Everyone should have a good basic apple crisp recipe under their belt, and this one is just that. Simple and so comforting. 

Filling Ingredients:

6 cups apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1 inch chunks
Juice of 1/2 lemon (about 2 Tbsp. of juice)
1 tsp. lemon zest (optional)
2 Tbsp. white sugar
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Topping Ingredients:

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
pinch salt
1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and place rack in the centre of the oven.

In a medium bowl, combine all the filling ingredients. Set aside while you prepare the crumble topping.

Place all the topping ingredients into a medium bowl and mix them together using a pastry cutter or two butter knives, until it is a coarse crumbly texture with no large pieces of butter remaining. 

Pour the saskatoon filling mixture into an 8x8" or 9x9" baking pan. Spread the crumble topping mixture evenly over the filling.

Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until bubbly and the topping is golden brown and crispy. Remove from the oven and cool slightly on a wire rack before serving. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream. Cover and store leftovers in the refrigerator.

*Recipe by Brooke McMillan

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