I love apple time! The other day I went to the farm stand and got a big bucket of Cortland apples for $3. There were at least 5 pounds of apples in the bucket, some the size of baseballs. These were the perfect apples for this spicy apple crisp. Choose a firm, tart apple for this dish. You can do most of the prep work ahead.
Autumn Apple Crisp
Makes 15 servings
3 TBL butter
8 cups apple slices (I used Cortland apples)
3 TBL brown sugar
1 TBL cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ginger
2 TBL flour
1/2 tsp salt
4 TBL lemon juice
1 1/2 cups quick oats
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
5 graham crackers, crushed
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter, melted
Make the filling ahead of time: melt butter in a large skillet. Add sugar and spice, then pour in apples and stir to coat. Cook 10 minutes, then stir in flour to thicken the sauce. Finally, add lemon juice. Remove from heat and store in refrigerator up to one day.
Mix dry ingredients for the topping and store in a covered container until ready to use.
Spread filling in a 9X13 glass baking dish. Melt 3/4 cup butter in the microwave in a large bowl. Stir in remaining topping ingredients and sprinkle over apple filling.
Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until topping is golden brown.
Serve hot with vanilla ice cream and salted caramel topping.
Copyright 2017 Barb Szyszkiewicz