Sunday, November 18, 2007

Apple Crisp

Yesterday was my husband's birthday and we had a few friends over to celebrate. Instead of the traditional cake, I made apple crisp to follow our dinner of salad, chili and cornbread.

It seemed to be a hit. The six of ate the entire pan of apple crisp -- there wasn't one bite left to photograph! Instead, all I was left with was bowls licked clean! One guest, an immigrant from France, said it was only the second time in his life that he was served a fruit crisp that he actually liked. Pretty high compliments from a man who has eaten his share of amazing French desserts.

Actually, I can't take all the compliments. This old-timey recipe was my grandmother's. I tweaked it just a bit to "veganize" it. I love serving it warm with a scoop of vanilla Soy Delicious -- pure comfort food!

4 cups apples, sliced (use organic and/or local if possible)
1 tablespoon milled cane sugar

1/3 cup unbleached flour
1 cup oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
5 tablespoons melted Spectrum margarine

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly coat a glass baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
Place apples in baking dish and sprinkle with lemon juice. Toss to coat.

In a small bowl, combine flour, oats, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Cut in melted butter until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle over apples.

Bake for 30 minutes or until apples are tender.


Anonymous said...

mmmm this makes me think of the peach crisp I made when they were in season in the summertime... Maybe it's time to give it another go with apples? :)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you made a keeper! Way to go!