Potluck Apple Crisp

October 4th, 2012 | Posted by Alison Spath in Short or Sweet

Over the weekend we had a potluck picnic on the calendar and we were asked to bring an autumn themed dish to pass.  I needed something simple, but more importantly, something that I could remember most of the ingredients to off the top of my head.  Per usual, I was making my decision about what to make while I was on my way to the grocery store.

What’s that saying?  If you fail to plan, you plan to fail?  Whatever.  Let’s just make apple crisp.

First thing on the morning of our picnic, I tore into my bag of Granny Smiths and got to work.

Granny Smith Apples

10 peeled apples.  10 apples that now need to be cored and sliced.  This isn’t feeling so simple anymore, Toto.

Peeled Granny Smith Apples

As luck would have it, two groggy girls soon stumbled out of bed and into the kitchen asking if they could help.

What’s that saying?  Many hands make light work?  How about “Many clean hands make light work as well as good food safety practices.”

Sunday Morning Helpers

Whatever.  Thanks for the help, gang.  But you do have to wash your hands first.

Potluck Apple Crisp

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Apple Crisp Base

10 medium peeled apples, granny smith or another good baking apple
1/2 c white sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp flour
1/2 c water

Apple Crisp Topping

1 c rolled oats
1 c flour
1/2 c brown sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 c butter, (1 stick) melted

Apples peeled and sliced sliced, mixed with white sugar, cinnamon, flour and water.

Stirring Apple Mix

Combine crisp topping ingredients. When mixed well, stir in melted butter.

Stirring Crisp Mix

Whoever likes to make a mess in the kitchen, say I!

Little Helpers

Apples moved to 9 x 12 inch baking dish,

Move Apples to Baking Dish Apple Crisp Topping

crisp topping spooned across.

Healthier Apple Crisp

Ready for the oven, bake at 350 degree for 45 minutes.  What’s that saying? As easy as apple pie?

Apple Crisp

How about “as easy as apple crisp with two little helpers”? That makes way more sense.

Apple Crisp Top

Makes 12 servings, 240 calories per serving.  This is great warm or cold, with vanilla ice cream or without.

One of the best things about this dessert is that you don’t have to use a lot of sugar and it still comes out great.  Many of the recipes I looked at called for 1 cup of white sugar AND 1 cup of brown sugar.  A half cup of each was plenty, you might be able to get away with even less sugar by using a sweeter apple than Granny Smith.

This post needs one more cliche. How about “an apple a day keep the doctor away”?

Apple Crisp for Potluck

Whatever. Let’s eat!

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One Response

  • B. Gomicchio says:

    Looks yummy. Now I know to do with a quart of heirloom apples I bought at the market. They tasted better in theory than in my mouth 😉