161. apple crisp
one more time!
I thought that after making so many sweet things this month I was going to keep my hands off the sugar jar. No such luck, had to make some dessert a few days ago as I had invited relatives over for dinner. Most of my friends and relatives probably expect that I will have made some dessert instead of indian sweet. So serving them fruit salad with ice cream seemed so boring to me. The first time I had this dessert was at Marie Vyas’ home when she had invited Ajay and me over for dinner. I got some nice juicy crunchy apples and Verity her daughter was coming for dinner. I am sure Verity does not remember much about her mum as she passed away when she was very young. However, I made this dessert so that Verity could taste it and make it whenever she wants to. Its like passing a bit of Marie’s remembrance to her daughter.
8 to 10 Servings
For the crisp layer
1 cup quick rolled oats
½ to ¾ cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
5 tbsps soft butter
1½ tsps cinnamon powder
6 apples ( granny smith or pink lady or any crunchy variety)
2 tbsps lemon juice
½ cup raisins
butter for greasing
For the crisp layer :
- Mix all the ingredients together.
- Grease a 8X8 inch baking tray or a rectangle tray of approximately 11X7 inches (or something nearby) with butter. Just use an oven proof tray.
- Peel, core and slice the apples. Mix in the lemon juice.
- Make a layer of sliced apples in the greased tray.
- Sprinkle the raisins over it.
- Sprinkle the crisp layer over the apples evenly.
- Cover and leave till your guests or family members arrive.
- Just before you sit down for the meal, preheat the oven to 180°C.
- Remove the cover from the tray and bake the dessert for 25 to 30 minutes or until the top becomes golden brown.
- Serve hot apple crisp with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped fresh cream.
- Add a handful of blueberries to the sliced apples before baking.
- Can add ½ tsp nutmeg powder to the crisp layer.
- Use half wheat flour and half plain flour for the crisp layer.
- Use crunchy pears instead of apples.
- My family loves more of the crisp layer. You can half the recipe if you want a thin layer.