Apple Crisp Recipe For A Great Fall Desert
As summer’s heat passes and the days begin to get cooler, you can once again start to think about baking some of the wonderful fall deserts to serve warm and complete your dinner. One of the best of those deserts served from the oven is an apple crisp. The apple crisp recipe is pretty simple.
Apple crisps are a part of a family of easy deserts which combine a fruit filling with a pastry topping. There are several other deserts that use the same idea, although the pastry crust may be somewhat different. All of these deserts make up some great comfort foods that help to keep your body warm and satisfied. The crust for a typical apple crisp uses a mixture that works up very much like a streusel. Most toppings contain a combination that includes sugar, flour, butter, oatmeal and may include nuts for additional flavor.
This topping makes the crispy, crumbly topping from which the desert gets its name.
One of the good things about apple crisps is that they are the perfect desert for when the apples begin to get ripe on the trees. Fresh apples make the best apple crisps. One of the best choices is the Granny Smith apple that has a green skin and is very tart. Ice cream makes a wonderful topping for a warm apple crisp. If you want your desert to have extra flavor and color, try adding berries such as raspberries or cranberries to the apple crisp. For the English version, blackberries are a favorite addition.
It is important that you choose old fashioned rolled oats rather than the quick cooking oatmeal. The old fashioned rolled oats are thicker and hold up better during the baking process. This gives a better texture to your finished apple crisp. It also provides a nuttier flavor to the finished product.
To prepare oats into oatmeal, the oats are steamed and rolled flat. Quick cooking oats are cut before the process begins and rolled thinner to cook more quickly. Oatmeal has been shown to help to lower cholesterol. When added with the apples, it is a good way to get fiber into your system.
Here is a quick apple crisp recipe. You are going to need four medium Granny Smith apples. The will need to be peeled and cored. Once the apples are peeled, and sliced place them in a greased 9×13 baking pan. Top the apples with the apple crisp topping.
The topping is made with 3/4 cups of brown sugar, 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup old fashioned oats, one third coup of margarine, cinnamon and nutmeg. Normally it will take 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon of each of the spices, but adjust to taste. Mix these toppings until they form a crumbly mixture and spread over the apples.
Bake your apple crisp for thirty minutes in an oven that has been preheated to 375 degrees. When the apples are tender, the crisp is done.
Serve the apple crisp warm and topped with ice cream. If you have any leftovers the are good cold, but better if warmed in the microwave and served with ice cream.
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