Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Apple Crisp

We don't eat dessert too often, so when we do, it's kind of on a whim.  Apple crisp is my go-to recipe for a warm, comforting, easy dessert.  Topped with fresh whipped cream...mmmmmm.

This past fall, our family was the blessed recipient of apples from a couple of friends.  This resulted in lots of dried apples, canned applesauce and canned apple pie filling

Because I love/hate relationship with making pie crust, our favorite way to use our apple pie filling is in a crisp.  The recipe below is for if you are using a sweetened canned pie filling, like the one I've posted above.  If you are using fresh apples, use the ingredient quantities listed in (parentheses).

By the way, this recipe is so simple to make that it's a great one to have your little novice chefs in the house put together.

Apple Crisp
  • 1 qt jar apple pie filling  (4 C sliced tart apples)
  • 1/4 C sucanat  (2/3 - 3/4 C sucanat depending on how tart your apples are)
  • 1/2 C whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 C old-fashioned oats
  • 1/3 C butter, melted
  • (3/4 t ground cinnamon)
  • (3/4 t ground nutmeg)
  1. Butter bottom and sides of a 9x9 baking dish.  Place apple pie filling or apples in bottom of pan.
  2. Mix remaining ingredients and sprinkle over apples.
  3. Bake at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes until topping is golden brown.
  4. Top with fresh whipped cream or serve with vanilla ice cream...or not!
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks to my great mom, I can make this too!