So today I'd like to share with you a recipe that came out of our last girls' weekend. One of the things I love about having time with my friends is the conversations we have. Lots of times our chats tend to gravitate to food and recipes. Over breakfast we started chatting about family recipes and this apple crisp recipe surfaced from my friend Janet.
Here's What You Need
Granny Smith and Honey Crisp Apples (I used 6 Honey Crisp and 3 Granny Smith)
1/2 a lemon
2 cups flour
4-1/2 cups oats (18 oz. canister)
3 cups brown sugar
1 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons cinnamon
2 cups butter
Here's What You DoCut up enough apples to fill a 9x13 pan. Janet's trick was to mix one Granny Smith to each two Honey Crisp apples. I found nine total apples to be the perfect amount. The Pampered Chef Apple Wedger worked great to cut and core the apples.
Side note -- I'm in love with this Pampered Chef apple wedger. It cuts the apple into perfect little shapes which are perfect for snacking. Works great on pears also. Need one? Click HERE to purchase.
I loosely peeled the wedges and cut into small chucks.
After wedging, peeling and cutting the apples, sprinkle the juice of half a lemon over the apples. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
Next is making the crisp. I'm not going to lie, I'm all about the crisp. I even added some ingredients to Janet's recipe so we'd have a bit more "crisp".
Mix the flour, oats, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon until well blended. Melt butter and pour over mixture. Blend well. Pile all the crisp on top of the apple.
You might have to press it down a bit on the apples, but just keep going until it all fits.
Place the 9x13 pan on a cookie sheet to catch the juice if some bubbles over the edge of the dish. Bake at 375 degrees for 30-45 minutes. Get ready -- your house is going to smell wonderful while this is baking! Your taste buds are going to be so ready to dip in to this yumminess as soon as it comes out of the oven!
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