Saturday, August 20, 2011

Weekend Cooking

Weekend Cooking is hosted by Beth at Beth Fish Reads.

Earlier this week I had a bag of apples I needed to use up. One of my favorites, apple crisp, was calling my name. I rarely let myself make this dessert because I know how much sugar is in it. However, I did cave in to the temptation and make a pan. There are no pictures to share, because within 48 hours my husband noted I had already eaten three quarters of the pan. I was not amused by this observation at all.

Apple Crisp

6-8 large apples


1 1/2 c white sugar

2 T flour

Dash of salt

2 tsp cinnamon

Sprinkle over apples


1 1/2 c quick oatmeal

1 1/2 c flour

1/2 tsp. soda

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1 1/2 c brown sugar

1 c margarine

Sprinkle over top of apples

9x13" pan

325 degrees

45-60 minutes

Cut and slice apples until pan is 2/3 full. Mix sugar, flour, salt and cinnamon and sprinkle over apples. Mix topping and sprinkle over apples Bake at 325 for 45 minutes to an hour. Cool and serve.

This recipe was taken from a church cookbook, submitted by my third grade teacher. It has been used often, and the pages are smattered with food marks. I still have another bag of apples that was sent home with me from our VBS program at church that I need to use up. I love apples, but now need to find another recipe to try using them. I would happily make another pan of apple crisp, but I'm on sugar overload so I should try to hold off for a little while.


Teresa said...

I was thinking this morning that I wanted to make an apple crisp but needed a good recipe. I'll give this one a try. Thanks!

Beth F said...

I love apple crisp! One of my absolute go-to desserts. I usually cut the sugar in the filling down to at least half of what they call for and add a little (1-1/2 teaspoons?) ground-up instant tapioca to the mix to compensate. Sugary or not, apple crisp is so good.

TheBookGirl said...

This recipe makes me wish fall were here so I could go up to the orchard and get fresh apples :)

Your husband's observation is one that my husband has made on more than one occasion, lol.

Col (Col Reads) said...

Yum. Apple season is almost here. Thanks for this tasty reminder!

Rose City Reader said...

Yum! This is the time of year for delicious fruit desserts. I'd better get to the gym so I am ready.

Rose City Reader

caite said...

oh, fall will be here soon with all those nice apples....

Joy Weese Moll said...

I've made variations on this recipe:
with much less sugar than traditional recipes (and when I was feeling the need to be very virtuous, cut it down from that). I agree with Beth F -- either way, apple crisp is a wonderful dessert! Pretty much my definition of home.

Margot said...

Your recipe is timely as our local apples are ripening. Sound delicious. Thanks.