Friday, January 29, 2010

Apple Crisp

A good crumble has been the bane of my existence for years. Never have I been able to master the art. My good friend Ashley has been dabbling in vegan baking for the last several months and her first attempt at an apple cobbler she nailed it. I was green with envy and a satisfied belly. Last night I requested that she show me the crumble skills. I made the flling and she showed me the crumble. I am confident that I have got it now. In fact, this may have been the best apple crisp ever! Super tasty and nice and syrupy.



Apple Crisp

Filling

5 large tart apples
1 1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of sugar
2 tablespoons of cinnamon
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 teaspoon of clove powder
1 teaspoon of allspice

Peel and core all apples. Slice all apples into thin pieces lengthwise. In a large bowl, add all sugars and mix well. The sugar will begin to melt a bit causing a nice brown sugar sauce to form in the bottom of you bowl. Add the lemon juice and vanilla and mix well again. Add the remaining spices and mix.


Crisp

1 1/3 cup of flour
1 1/3 cup of oats
1 1/3 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of margarine
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of vanilla powder

In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats. sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. In the meantime, melt the 1/3 cup of margarine. Once the dry ingredients are well mixed, slowly add the margarine, about 1 tablespoon at a time. Using you hands, gently mix the margarine into the dry ingredients. The moisture should cause the mixture to become damp and slightly ball up. You may need to add more margarine. Once the mixture is "crumbly" set it aside.

Pre-heat the oven at 350. Evenly spread the apples along the bottom of a large baking pan. Once the apples are evenly spread, gently sprinkle the crumble mixture over the top. Do not pat down. Bake for 35 minutes or until the crumble get a light golden color.



This was so good that I had to force myself to take a picture before I started to eat any. It was only a minute or so after the picture that my plate was empty. Re-fill!

I am learning how to do some drywall patching today! I am kind of excited. I am looking forward to being able to handle much of the small stuff at my house on my own. Tomorrow is an off day!

6 comments:

Jes said...

Mmm nothing beats a good apple crumble!

Catherine said...

I like the fruit crisp recipe in "Joy of Cooking" quite a bit! It doesn't call for oats, which I confess I prefer!

mangocheeks said...

This is ultimate comfort food.

jessy said...

hooray for one helluva tasty apple crisp! mmmmmmmm! it looks damn amazing!

also, kick ass on learning to patch dry wall. any new skills you can learn you can always apply later & do more things yourself. that rocks!

Hannah said...

Jeez, it's been ages since I made an apple crisp... Thanks for reminding me, I'm definitely overdue for one. Yours looks so comforting and tasty, I can hardly resist the idea!

Rachana Kothari said...

mmm...my favourite:) Apple Crisps look so delicious:)