July 07, 2006

Apple Crisp

I promised you an apple crisp and you shall have the recipe. I really cut back on sugar and add no salt to my version so I will give you both...

The full version:

1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup AP flour
8 apples, cored and sliced
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a very large bowl combine butter (softened at room temperature) and both kinds of sugar but not until creamed. Add the oatmeal and flour - mix until crumbly. Place the apple slices in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan and add salt and cinnamon - toss lightly then add the crumbly topping. Bake for 45 minutes or until the apples are tender adn the topping is golden brown.

A Healthier Version:

1/2 cup canola oil
1 cup turbinado sugar (you could probably go with honey or a honey/molasses combination if you don't have turbinado)
1 cup 7 grain flakes (I buy these from Wheat Montana)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 cup freshly milled soft white flour
8 apples, cored and sliced (I use Granny Smith apples)
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
Pinch of allspice and black pepper (doesn't take much of either)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a very large bowl combine oil and sugar but not until creamed. Add the 7 grain flakes, walnuts and flour - mix until crumbly. I will add a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg to both topping and apples. Place the apple slices in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan and add all spices - toss lightly then add the crumbly topping. Bake for 45 minutes or until the apples are tender adn the topping is golden brown.

In the fall I often add fresh cranberries to this and make and apple/cranberry crisp. You could add dried cranberries or raisins if you like, instead. It is a favorite in our house.

1 comment:

  1. I TOTALLY made a slightly ldifferent version of this for a friend yesterday. I have 6 apples left and plan on making one for my family as well. Maybe I'll use YOUR recipe. :D

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