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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Autumn apple crisp



Our trip out to the farm a couple of weeks ago resulted in a TON of fuji apples in the house. As in, way too many to eat.

So rather than risk any going bad, it meant getting creative and finding ways to incorporate the apples into other recipes. I've always liked baking so it was fun to troll the Internet and cookbooks to find new ideas.

One way I love eating apples (besides the ultra-simple method of popping them into the microwave for a minute with a little cinnamon and nutmeg -- yum!) is in an apple crisp. Apple crisps are incredibly simple and end up tasting great hot or cold.

The easy recipe calls for:
  • 5 medium-sized apples
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour (white or whole wheat)
  • 1.5 tbsp butter

After slicing the apples and layering them in a pan, mix together the other ingredients and slather (ooh, love that verb!) the mixture on top. Bake at 375 F for 30-35 minutes until the apples are soft.

Before baking

This makes a delicious and healthy dessert (it was supposed to make 6 servings at 147 calories and 1.8 grams of fat per serving, but we got way more than 6 servings out of this) and is also yummy for breakfast.

After

Cinnamon, nutmeg and apples -- how can you go wrong?

What's your favorite fall dessert? I LOVE pumpkin bread, which reminds me I haven't had one in a LONG time. That could be on the agenda today...

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