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Great Fall Desert Apple Crisp Recipe

By Eric Cook

As summer’s heat passes and the days begin to get cooler, you can once again start to think about baking some of the wonderful fall deserts to serve warm and complete your dinner. One of the best of those deserts served from the oven is an apple crisp. The apple crisp recipe is pretty simple.

An apple crisp is a part of many very simple but delicious baked deserts that use fresh fruit and a pastry topping. Other deserts of the same style that you may wish to check out included Pandowdies, Brown Bettys, Grunts, Crumbles and Cobblers. These deserts make great comfort foods that are hard to resist. While a cobbler uses dough topping that is much like a biscuit, an apple crisp uses a mixture that is more like a streusel. The topping for apple crisp normally contains sugar, flour and butter along with oatmeal and nuts.

This topping makes the crispy, crumbly topping from which the desert gets its name.

As mentioned earlier, apple crisps are most popular during the cooler fall or even winter days. Fortunately, this is the time that apples are fresh from the harvest. There is nothing like the tartness of a Granny Smith apple combined with the apple crisp topping served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream. For additional color and flavor, you may want to add a second fruit such as cranberries or raspberries. You might also try the favorite of Great Brittan where apples are mixed with Blackberries to make an apple crisp.

Try using old fashioned rolled oats that are larger in size than the quick cooking oats. They will give the topping a better texture and a better flavor. Oatmeal can be found very inexpensively in the bulk food aisle of your grocery store. Old fashioned oats make a higher quality apple crisp.

To prepare oats into oatmeal, the oats are steamed and rolled flat. Quick cooking oats are cut before the process begins and rolled thinner to cook more quickly. Oatmeal has been shown to help to lower cholesterol. When added with the apples, it is a good way to get fiber into your system.

Here is a quick apple crisp recipe. You are going to need four medium Granny Smith apples. The will need to be peeled and cored. Once the apples are peeled, and sliced place them in a greased 9×13 baking pan. Top the apples with the apple crisp topping.

For the topping you will want to mix three quarters cup of brown sugar with one half cup each of flour and old fashioned oats. Add one third cup of margarine along with cinnamon and nutmeg to taste. Mix the topping until combined and crumble over the top of the apples.

Bake your apple crisp for thirty minutes in an oven that has been preheated to 375 degrees. When the apples are tender, the crisp is done.

Serve your desert warm fresh out of the oven. Top with one scoop of ice cream. If you have leftovers, they can be eaten cold or warmed for thirty seconds in the microwave oven.

Eric loves to eat apple crisp and this is why he runs a whole website to apple crisp recipes where you can learn how to prepare apple crisp.

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