Apple Crisp

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One of my favorite fall desserts is a good Apple Crisp. I love the “apples” part and all but the “crisp” part is by far the best. This recipe has the crisp on top AND the bottom, making it extra delicious.

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We start with the same steps as we did with the dehydrated apples. In fact, make them both at the same time.

Wash your apples. You don’t need this  many, we just made the dehydrated apples at the same time so we used a lot. You do want to use a good tart apple on this recipe. I prefer Granny Smith apples.

dehydrated apples-sink

Then, get your handy peeler, slicer, corer machine and start putting the apples through.

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Make sure to cut the apple in half after to make slices and not a long, curly apple. If you don’t have one, just peel them and cut them into slices.

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In a bowl, mix your apples with 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp vanilla. A lot of recipes don’t do this, I like it because it just adds more sweetness and flavor to the apples instead of it all being in the crust.

In a bowl, mix the flour, quick oats, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix it a little using a pastry blender. Cut up the cup of butter and add it to the dry mix. The butter should be a little cold. You don’t want it too soft that it will make a dough but not too cold and hard that it’s too hard to mix.

Mix it with the pastry blender. It does take a while and you’ll have to use some muscle but it’s worth it. If you don’t have a pastry blender you can use a fork or a food processor. Don’t over-mix if you use the food processor.

You want it to stick if you press it together but crumble if you play with it. I hope that makes sense. I had to stop recording to help the kids and then something happened to the video when we did the finished part. Sorry.

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Press half of the mix on the bottom of a sprayed 9″x 13″ pan and press it down. Dump the apples on next, then crumble the rest of the mix on top of the apples.

Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes.

Serve with ice cream and caramel sauce if you want. It does make it taste like heaven.

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Apple Crisp

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2 cups quick oats
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ground nutmeg
1 ½ cups packed brown sugar
1 cup butter

8 cups sliced and peeled apples
1 tsp vanilla
½ cup brown sugar
½ tsp cinnamon

1-Make sure you have all your ingredients and turn your oven onto 350 degrees.
2-Wash, peel, core, and slice your apples. If you have a machine it makes it a lot easier.
3-Put all your cut up apples in a large bowl and add 1 tsp vanilla, ½ cup of brown sugar, and ½ tsp cinnamon. Mix it up and set it aside.
4-In another bowl, add your flour, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar.
5-You want your butter to be a little cold. Cut it up into little squares and add it to your flour mixture.
6-Using a pastry blender or a fork, mix the flour mix with the butter until it’s all mixed up. You want it to be able to pack but also crumble. If your butter is too soft then it won’t crumble.
7-Use some cooking spray and spray a 9×13” pan..
8- Press half of the mixture down in the pan.
9-Dump your apples on top of the pressed down mixture.
10-Crumble the rest of the mix on top of the apples. Don’t press it down this time. You want it to be crumbly on top.
11-Place the pan in your oven and bake it for 45-50 minutes.
12-Clean up the mess while it’s baking.
13-Let it cool down for about 5 minutes.
14-Dish into a bowl and top with ice cream and caramel or whatever you would like.
15-Eat, Share, Enjoy!

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