Kris Mares

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Apple Extra Crisp November 9, 2010

Filed under: Girlie — Kris @ 6:51 am
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I’ve been buying a lot of apples lately.  Not really sure why; I suppose it’s because they actually get eaten and they’ve been on sale soooo… in the cart they go.  Anyway, I decided to make some apple crisp the other day with Girlie’s help.  I busted out my trusty Better Homes and Garden Cook Book.  You know, the red and white gingham one that it seems every bride gets as a wedding gift.  I love that cookbook.  It is my favorite.  If I went down to one cookbook, that would be it.  In fact, I probably should just de-clutter and get rid of the others because I really don’t ever use them…

Anyway, back to the topic at hand.

So I get out my cookbook for the fruit crisp recipe.  Then adapted and made it my own.  I decided that since I’m pregnant, I deserve extra crisp – here’s how I made my Apple Extra Crisp.

Ingredients:

  • 5-6 medium apples, cut, cored and peeled
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup oats (I used quick-cooking)
  • 1 overflowing cup brown sugar barely packed (I really don’t like the process of packing the sugar, thus I just pour it in the measuring cup and pat down a little)
  • 1/2 cup flour (I use a mixture of whole wheat and white)
  • 1 overflowing tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 overflowing tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (we had these from the trees in our yard, but you could use walnuts or almonds and they would taste good too)

Directions:

1.  Preheat oven to 375.  Cut and peel apples and place them in the bottom of a 9×9 baking dish (I used glass).

2.  Pour sugar over the apples.  In a bowl, mix together oats, brown sugar, flour, nutmeg and cinnamon.  Cut in the butter then mix it with your hands to get a crumbly, yummy topping.

3.  Sprinkle the topping over the apples.  Sprinkle pecans over the top.

4.  Bake for 30 minutes.

As you can see, I’m not a “precise” cook.  I love cinnamon and nutmeg, so I figure a little extra will never hurt right?  This was soooo yummy!  Crunchy on the top and warm and gooey underneath.  Next time, I’ll have to make sure I have ice cream to put with it! 

And just so you know, the leftovers heated up are pretty darn good too!  Let me know how you like it!

 

 
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