The Weekly Whisk - 9/3/20

Musings from a foodie…

Since we are still in lockdown and not going out much, we’re constantly thinking about what to cook next. So, when the crispness of the cooler mornings began to dominant the waking experience, it occurred to me that there is nothing better to look forward to than the likes of Old Fashioned Apple Crisp [ * * * * * ] ( fresh out of the oven, if possible) with a good helping of Haagen Daaz Vanilla (no other brand is acceptable, of course) on the side. All ages will swarm you for more, I promise! The following is adapted from Mom and I think she got it from my Grandmother who got it from…  In my experience Apple Crisp is one of those deserts where everyone has an origin of their menu from someone from somewhere. In fact, now that I think about it, I rarely actually follow the recipe but rather – use it a general guide. 

  • 10 golden delicious apples, peeled and diced into rough ½ in cubes
  • 4 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon – 1 tsp for the crisp and 1 tsp reserved for the batter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cubes of butter (unsalted or salted per your personal taste). Melt the butter in the microwave for about 40 seconds
  • A pinch of salt

Once you’ve pulled all of the ingredients together, begin the assembly:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F degrees.  Butter an 8x12 baking dish, or spray with non-stick cooking spray.  Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the chopped apples, granulated sugar, and 1 tsp cinnamon.  Stir to combine, then transfer to prepared baking dish.
  3. Add to a separate bowl the brown sugar, oats, flour, 1 tsp cinnamon, salt, and melted butter to create the topping for the crisp.  Bring together the mixture into small, pea-sized nuggets.
  4. Spread topping over apples in baking dish, and gently pat to even it out.  Bake 40-50 minutes, until golden brown and bubbly
  5. Remove from the oven and let sit for 10 – 15 minutes. Serve warm with the ice cream, of course AND, enjoy!
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