Fall Classic - Apple Crisp
Nothing says "fall is here" quite like the smell of tender-baked apples filling your home. This simple and downright delicious apple crisp gives you all the flavor you could ever ask for in a dessert, and is as quick to make as it is to finish. The cherry on top? A generous topping of cream or vanilla ice cream.
4 medium tart cooking apples, sliced (4 cups)
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2 cup quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
1/3 cup butter, softened
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Cream or Ice cream, if desired
1Heat oven to 375°F. Grease bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with shortening.
2. Spread apples in pan. In medium bowl, stir remaining ingredients except cream until well mixed; sprinkle over apples.
3. Bake about 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown and apples are tender when pierced with a fork. Serve warm with cream.
320 Calories, 11g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 52g Total Carbohydrate, 36g Sugars
More About This Recipe
Apple crisp is the carefree, easy-breezy cousin of apple pie. There’s no dough to chill or roll out, but the end result is just the same—a warm and fruity fall dessert that puts a smile on everyone’s face. The sweet-and-crunchy apple crisp topping makes it one of the most popular desserts ever, especially when apples are in season. Look for locally or regionally grown apples for your crisp, and seek out varieties of firm, tart apples that hold their shape when baked. Some perennial crisp maker’s favorites include Braeburn, Bramley, Gala, Cortland, Empire, Granny Smith, McIntosh and Northern Spy. Try an apple crisp recipe for a potluck or weeknight dinner, and you’ll be thrilled not only by how easy it is to make, but by how many compliments you receive. And don’t forgot the ice cream—it’s the serving suggestion that elevates any apple crisp from good to great.
Credit: Betty Crocker