A few months ago, we traveled up north to go apple picking. After our successful blueberry picking adventure, we were excited to fill our baskets with fresh, peak season, fall produce.
The farm we visited, offered three kinds of apples, Granny Smith, Fuji and Golden Delicious. It was nearing the end of the season so the trees were pretty picked over. They had a ton of Granny Smith but finding the other two varieties was a bit of a treasure hunt. Luckily I was able to snag a few Fuji and Golden Delicious for snacking (only a few made it in the basket) and I have to say, the Fuji’s were the best I have ever tasted. By far my new apple of choice.
At the end of the day we came home with a ton of Granny Smith apples. Freddie wanted to make sure we had enough apples for a few pies (his favorite dessert). But after trying my neighbors homemade Apple Crisp, he asked me to make him one of those instead.
3/4 cups sugar
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Dash of salt
2 1/4 cup flour, divided
6 cups thinly sliced Granny Smith apples (about 4-6)
1 cup butter (2 sticks), chilled and cubed
1 cup brown sugar
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
In a large bowl whisk together sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, and 1/4 cup flour. Add apples and mix until coated. Pour apples into a 9 x 13 inch glass baking dish.
To prepare crumble, mix 2 cups flour, butter and brown sugar by hand until mixture resembles a course meal. Sprinkle mixture on top of apples. Bake at 425 degrees F for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 375 degrees F for another 20-30 minutes.
Since apple picking, I have made this recipe at least 5 times. All with the hopes of getting a few pictures of it to share on my blog. And every time I make it, it is gone in 60 seconds…no lie! Every one who tastes this, falls in love. Something about warm gooey apples topped with crispy, crunchy, goodness makes people swoon.
And let’s be honest, it’s all about the crisp. Yes, there are a good amount of apples in the recipe, but the best part is the crisp…which there is plenty of. And of course, this dessert wouldn’t be complete without a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Or if you want to be fancy, then by all means, ask for it a la mode-y.