It’s easy for chefs and home cooks to be inspired by new and challenging recipes – that’s some of what keeps cooking so interesting. But all chefs should have a few classic recipes in their repertoire, and an apple crisp is one of them. Often one of the first desserts a novice cook makes, this recipe can be made year round with whatever fruit is available, is easy to adapt for preferences and allergies, and provides a kind of comfort that can be missing from complex recipes.
|4 large||Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced|
|1 tbsp||Lemon juice|
|1/2 cup||Unsalted butter|
|1 cup||Packed brown sugar|
|3/4 cup||Pastry flour|
|1 cup||Rolled oats|
- Preheat your oven to 375˚ F/190 ˚ C.
- Toss the sliced apples with the first portion of sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, rub together the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, flour and oats until it resembles a crumble.
- Lightly grease your 8 ½” x 4 ¼” loaf pan.
- Pour the apples – juice and all – into the loaf pan.
- Sprinkle the crumble over top of the apples and bake until the juice is bubbling and the top has formed a firm crust – usually about 20 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and cool until desired. Can be served with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Enjoy!
Feel free to:
- Use a different type of apple.
- Add rhubarb, raisins, or berries to your apples.
- Add nuts to your crumble.
- Make celiac-friendly by omitting the flour and doubling the oats.
- Make lactose-intolerant-friendly by replacing the butter with lactose-free margarine.
- Make vegan by replacing the butter with vegan-friendly margarine.