Saturday, September 8, 2012

Apple Crisp

My mom is a teacher in Providence, and it's a requirement that they teachers administer breakfast to the students (the food is provided by the school system, but my mom actually has to hand it out to the students). A few days this week, she was given apples to hand out to the class, and she ended up bringing all of the leftovers home.  That meant baking for me!!!

As I mentioned a while ago, I've had the itch to bake,  I didn't really care what it was, but I wanted to bake SOMETHING.  Well, here was my opportunity.  I have an amazing apple crisp recipe that I always use (it's from the King Arthur Flour cookbook), but seeing as all of my cookbooks are stored away in a storage location, we needed to improvise.  I looked online, and found an extremely simple recipe that I decided to go with.  I improvised a big, so here's what we did:

The Ingredients
2 1/2 cups oatmeal (I don't think it matters if it's quick oats or old fashioned, but I used old fashioned)
2 cups flour
2 cups brown sugar
2 sticks melted butter
6 cups apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
3/4 cup white sugar

The Method

  • Mix together the oatmeal, flour and brown sugar with a fork.
  • Add in the melted butter, mix initially with the fork, and then get your hands in there and mix it until it is crumbly
  • Put half of the crumble mixture into a greased 9x13 pan
  • Spread the apples on top of the crumble mixture
  • Sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon on top of the apples (I just eyeballed the cinnamon.  The original recipe called for about 4 teaspoons, but I didn't measure it).
  • Put the other half of the crumble mixture on the top
  • Bake in a pre-heated 350* oven for about 40-45 minutes, or until golden brown

Note:  Assuming 20 servings (which is a VERY generous portion)
Per Serving:  296 Calories * 50 Carbs * 10 Fats * 3 Protein * 2 Fiber * 10 Sodium
Serve with ice cream, and ENJOY!!

1 comment:

  1. I know exactly what you mean when you say you just HAD to bake something. It's a craving to go through the baking process, regardless of what the finished product is. Your surplus of apples were perfectly suited for this crisp. Looks like the perfect September dessert!