Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

From Betty Crocker

You'll need:

  1. Set oven at 350 deg F. Lightly grease an 8-inch round pan with a bit of butter.
  2. Cut apples in quarters. Peel; cut out core. Slice thin; put in round pan.
  3. Mix oats, sugar, flour. Mix butter in with your fingers. Mixture will be crumbly.
  4. Put mixture on apples. Bake about 35 minutes. This makes 6 servings.
Leony's comments: (1999?)
I make half the amount of topping. (Less fat! Fewer calories! Just as Yummy!) White sugar works fine. Also, I've been using whole wheat flour. It's healthier and a little crunchier. Four to five apples are good too. For more flavor and a little sauce, I take 1 tablespoon flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cinnamon, mix it together, and toss the apples in that before I put on the topping. This is best served warm with ice cream or whipped cream. Don't really cover it with plastic or else it's not apple CRISP anymore. This is a relatively small recipe so you should be able to eat it in two days anyway. (I think it's more like 4 servings)

Quince-Pear-Apple Crisp Variation - May 2004

Topping Peel, core, slice quinces very thin (1/8 inch or so). Simmer in just enough water to cover them. Add sugar and lemon juice. Simmer until tender and starting to turn rosy - about 1 hour. The liquid should be mostly used up by now, add more water during cooking if it dries out too early. Note that slicing them thin makes them edible much sooner than the normal 3 hours or so that quinces need to soften up.

If you don't like the hard little pear granules, the pear can be cooked during the quince-simmer step. It won't need as much cooking. Maybe 20 minutes? We haven't tried that yet. It comes out tender if you just bake it.

Peel, core, and slice the apple and pear, toss w/ lemon juice if desired. Assemble as in the original recipe.

Sunspark made this when we had Marleigh and DMod over for a simple weeknight dinner. It was great! It does take a fair bit longer to make due to having to simmer the quinces, but he set it boiling shortly before we ate dinner and it was ready to bake just as we were done eating. The pear got added because we had that and not apple. Anyhow, quinces are like a cross between pears and apples, so it all works out.

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