October 8, 2012

{SavourTheSeason} Day 8: The BEST Apple Crisp


This is the kind of cozy casual dessert you can have your guests help you assemble, toss in the oven while you eat dinner, and serve warm, fresh out of the oven with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream without a ton of effort or clean-up. The molasses and allspice give it a comforting old fashioned flavour, the topping is perfect and crisp,and the leftovers are awesome stirred into some oatmeal porridge the next morning.

This recipe fills an 8x8 baking dish and is enough for our family to enjoy. When making it for guests I always double the recipe and cook it in a 9x12 pan.

Peel and slice 9 apples into your baking dish.


Stir in
  • 1/4 cup of molasses 
  • and 2 tbsp of lemon juice.


Make crumb topping by combining:
  •  1/2 cup of rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup of flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 6 Tbsp butter (if you have a kitchen scale, that's three ounces)
I like to use my food processor to mix the crumb topping, but if you don't have a food processor you can easily do it by hand with a pastry blender or a fork.



Sprinkle topping over apple mixture.


Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, and then reduce oven to 350 degrees and bake for 30 more minutes.


Serve warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.


If you try it, please come back and let me know what you thought.  I'm sure you'll love it as much as we do!

[This is day 8 in a 31 day series about celebrating autumn. Click here for more fall ideas!]
 
 
 
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20 comments:

  1. This is right up my street! Proper comfort food, it looks very scrummy. I'll definitely be trying this :)

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  2. What's in allspice?
    Ieva

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    1. It's actually a single spice that just happens to be called "allspice," I think the name is somewhat confusing because the name implies there are many spices blended together;)

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    2. Nichole is correct. Allspice is a spice, not a combination of spices. It is very yummy :)

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    3. Oh, "kryddpeppar" in Swedish, I see. Don't think I've ever had it. Thank you for the explanation :)
      Ieva

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    4. Made this tonight for husband and self. It was soooooooooooo good! We had to share with our neighbours. It tasted 'old fashioned' like you described. Thanks for sharing - our new go to recipe for Apple Crisp!

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  3. Mmmmmm... why does fall have so many amazing desserts?


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  4. Oh my . . . I can almost smell that! My family and I always go apple picking during the fall and make tons of yummy desserts, but we had a bit of bizarre weather this March, and the apple orchard where we usually pick from is barren! I was so dissapointment, but that will not stop me from making that deliciousness right there. What's better than warm apple crisp with a scoop of ice cream?

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  5. This looks divine! The crumble topping is always my favorite part. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Just this weekend my mom and I made 2 apple crisps for my brother-in-law's rehearsal dinner. I thought we had a good recipe, but now I know we were missing the molasses. What a great touch!

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  7. Yum! I am really enjoying this series on your blog. It reminded me to gather leaves on our walk this morning - and I remembered to go get the book to press them. We are going to hang them on our french door!

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  8. Is it molasses sugar? I can not wait to make this, perfect for chilly autumn weather!!

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    1. No, not molasses sugar. Just plain molasses. It's a dark syrupy substance, normally found in the baking aisle.

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  9. I made this last night. It was amazing! The molasses added flavor and debth without adding a ton of sweetness. The topping was easy and delicious too. My (almost) 2 year old loved mixing it and putting it on top. Thank You!

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  10. Yummy! What kind of apples do you use? Green ones?

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    1. I used MacIntosh this time,but any good baking apple will do.

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  11. I made this for dessert last night;was so yummy family finished it off! New fall favorite

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  12. I made this for dessert last night - my husband and I loved it! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Kelly, you do win in my book for the best apple crisp! Its the molasses mixed in the apples. I linked up this recipe on your blog to a round-up of fall dishes I did on my own. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Shelby
    www.thelittlemother.com

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  14. Just had to share - I made this with apples picked from my tree, and my sister loved it so much she asked me to make it for her in lieu of a birthday cake next week!! :)
    (though I'll admit I did not have molasses so I used vanilla mixed with sugar and butter instead)

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