Thursday, September 18, 2014

Apple Crisp

apple crisp recipe
Fall is such an interesting season. After the long hot days of summer we are suddenly in the days of cold mornings, warm afternoons, and chilled evenings. I remember in college I would end up wearing 3 outfits of day: jeans and sweatshirt to my morning class, shorts and a long sleeve at mid-day, and jeans and t-shirt to my night class (with a sweatshirt in my bag). I like this apple crumble recipe because it reflects this odd season we have. The crisp and cooked apples are warm and cinnamon-y while the ice cream is cool much like the dichotomy of fall's morning and afternoon. And the melty bit where they mix? It's just like the cool breezes that mix with the sunset. All warm but cool at the same time.

Apple crisp is my favorite fall dessert because its so easy to pull together! Much like my Fruit Crumble, all you have to have on hand is some baking supplies and fruit. I also like to have some great ice cream on hand. For this recipe, I bought Hudsonville Sea Side Caramel ice cream. The vanilla is creamy and the salted caramel ribbons went super well with the cinnamon apple. I also like the little sea salt truffles as an added treat!
Hudsonville seaside ice cream

4 medium apples, cored, peeled, and sliced
1 1/4 c flour
1 c old fashioned rolled oats
1/4 c brown sugar
1/4 t cinnamon
1/8 t nutmeg
4 T butter salted 

1. After cutting up apples, put into a baking dish. 
2. In a medium bowl mix 1/4 c flour, rolled oats, sugar, spices and butter with your hands until they are all incorporated. 
3. Bake for 40-45 minutes at 350 degrees until apples are softened and oatmeal topping is crisped. 
4. Serve with delicious ice cream! 

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