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.
10 peeled apples. 10 apples that now need to be cored and sliced. This isn’t feeling so simple anymore, Toto.
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.”
Whatever. Thanks for the help, gang. But you do have to wash your hands first.
Potluck Apple Crisp
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.
Combine crisp topping ingredients. When mixed well, stir in melted butter.
Whoever likes to make a mess in the kitchen, say I!
Apples moved to 9 x 12 inch baking dish,
crisp topping spooned across.
Ready for the oven, bake at 350 degree for 45 minutes. What’s that saying? As easy as apple pie?
How about “as easy as apple crisp with two little helpers”? That makes way more sense.
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”?
Whatever. Let’s eat!