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 perfect apple crisp

Perfect Apple Crisp

If ever there was a perfect time for our family to gorge ourselves on comfort foods, that time would be now. As a child my mom would give me cinnamon toast to “make the boo-boo go away”. I could  use that cinnamon toast now but in its place I suppose I have my apple crisp recipe and I have apples.

I use Granny Smith apples which gives this crisp just enough sweetness, but any baking apple will do. It is one of our favorite fall desserts. I hope you like it too!

Mary’s Apple Crisp Recipe

Filling:
24 ounces granny smith slices (I like mine pretty thin)
4 tbsp. brown sugar
1/8 cup plus 2 tsp. white sugar
5/8 tsp. cinnamon (I like Saigon)
2 tbsp. flour for thickening

Mix filling ingredients and place in a buttered 8 or 9 inch glass baking dish and cover with topping below: 

Topping:
3/8 cup flour
3/8 cup quick oats (not instant)
1/4 cup butter (I prefer this to margarine but margarine would do)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Blend the flour and butter with a pastry blender until crumbly. Add the remaining ingredients mixing well. Place on filling and bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until bubbly and lightly toasted on top.

Note: At times I’ve added some dried cranberries which is a great tart addition!

If only I knew how to make my camera freeze all of the bubbling because the crisp was bubbling along nicely when I snapped this shot. Maybe next time I’ll do a video!