Apple Crisp 01

 

I’ve been trying to figure out some sort of a system for posting recipes on the blog. I try to plan ahead next week’s menu and schedule the date of posting each recipe so that I am prepared and I know what’s next. However, I am starting to realize that this system will not work all the time.  Sometimes a good recipe will happen spontaneously, miss up my recipes schedule a little bit, and get ahead of other planned recipes! (but I am totally OK with that :) ) . After all, best things in life happen unplanned, right? This apple crisp recipe is a good example. It was never a part of my schedule for the next blog posts, but it did manage to take over the planned chocolate mousse post and kick it out of the line ;)

Earlier this week, we were having lunch at our friends’ house, and I was planning to bring chocolate mousse for desserts, but due to a tiny technical error (I will tell u about it later in the chocolate mousse post) it did not turn out the way I wanted it to. So, in my attempt to save the situation, and knowing that our host is apple dessert lover, I decided to make this quick Apple Crisp instead.

It was delicious. The apples were moist and sweet, but not too sweet. The pecan added a great texture and flavor to the dish, and the scent of cinnamon and apple was just wonderful. I think apples, cinnamon and pecan are always a delicious combo. We served it with vanilla ice cream, and the last of the caramel sauce we had left in the fridge.

 

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Apple Crisp

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

    For the filling
  • 5 green apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • For the topping
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 stick of butter (100 g), chilled and cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons oatmeal (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C
  2. To make the filling, mix all filling ingredients and place them in a greased pan
  3. To make the topping, mix flour, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl
  4. Blend in the butter using you fingertips, or electric mixer on low speed, until the mixture is crumbly and butter is the size of peas
  5. Stir in pecans and oatmeal
  6. Sprinkle topping over the apple filling
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes
  8. Let cool for 10 minutes
  9. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream
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