Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Mum's Apple Crisp

My mom made this often while I was growing up. I make it a lot too. It's probably the most requested dessert at my house.

A few years ago, I lost my copy of her recipe and started to have to call her every time I wanted to make it. I'd call her and scribble it on a scrap of paper and lose the paper. Every time I'd promise to write it down properly and keep it with my recipes and every time I'd lose it again.

I called her again over the weekend and scribbled it on a piece of paper. Now, I'm finally going to make good on my promise and I'm writing it down properly. Well.. I'm typing it and sharing it with all of you!! Don't be surprised if one day, if my internet is out, I give you a call to ask for the recipe!!

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Mum's Apple Crisp
6 - 9 baking apples (I use mostly MacIntosh)
1 C cinnamon/sugar mix (like you'd use for cinnamon toast)
1 C flour
3/4 C sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 C melted butter

Preheat oven to 350F
Peel, core and slice apples.
Toss apples with cinnamon/sugar mix.
Pour apples into a baking dish.
Using the bowl you used to toss apples with cinnamon/sugar whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. (you get bonus flavor of a little bit of cinnamon sugar left from the apples in the bowl)
Stir in lightly beaten egg, until well combined and crumbly.
Pour flour mixture over apples and cover evenly.
Evenly pour melted butter over the top of flour mixture.
Bake at 350F for 30 - 40 minutes.
Cool 20 - 30 minutes.
Serve warm topped with whipped cream or vanilla or caramel ice cream.
Enjoy!

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Peel, core and slice the apples. I used 1/2 MacIntosh, 1/4 Rome, 1/4 Cortland.
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When I was a kid, I'd always try to peel the apples in one long strip. Ok... I still do that. But back then, I LOVED feeding the peels to my rabbit Nick. I named Nick after Nicky Palmerino. I wonder if he ever knew I had a crush on him in elementary school?

Sorry... back to the apple crisp.

I don't have a recipe for cinnamon sugar. I just keep it in a mason jar in my kitchen. It's sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. I just mix it until I like the smell and it looks like it's the right color. So just mix them according to your taste. =)

Put all the sliced apples into a large bowl and toss with cinnamon/sugar.
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Pour them into a baking dish.
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I use the cinnamony bowl to mix the topping.
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Mix dry ingredients, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
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Add a beaten egg.
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Mix until crumbly.
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Evenly pour topping over apples.
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Pour 1/4 cup melted butter over the top of the topping.
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You can cover the top with butter more evenly if you're not trying to take a picture while you do it!
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Bake for 30 - 40 minutes.
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Cool for 20 - 30 minutes and serve with whipped cream or vanilla or caramel ice cream!
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8 comments:

tamilyn said...

My family loves apple crisp. I will have to add this to my recipe box to try.

rebekah said...

your recipes look awesome. i want to live in your house. seriously.

Culinary Alchemist said...

That is my fvorite way to eat ice cream... With Apple Crisp underneath it... :)

Donna-FFW said...

Spryte- LOVE family recipes. Nothing ever beats Mums! Or Dads! Or grandmas stuff. they are always keepers and this looks fantastic!

Bob said...

Oh wow, that looks great! I love a good apple crisp, I've never seen it done like that before. I will be trying it out.

Spryte said...

tamilyn... I hope you like it!

rebekah... I wish I had room for overnight guests!

ahahahaha @ Shane... it is a good way to eat ice cream!

Thanks Donna!!

I know Bob!! Whenever I couldn't find Mum's recipe I'd look online and not find what I was looking for!

rebekah said...

no, i meant permanently.

;)

Tangled Noodle said...

Apple crisp and ice cream is the best dessert in the world! Thank you for sharing your mom's recipe.