Apple Crisp

Some good friends gifted us with a box of apples. Most of them will be turned into applesauce, but I couldn’t forgo an opportunity to make an apple baked something with fresh-from-the-orchard apples.

Rather than turn to my standby cookbook–ahem. google.–I pulled a real book of my shelf and flipped to the index. No need to look any further. Thanks, Gourmet.

A simple, yet slightly different take on apple crisp. This one sure won’t disappoint!

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from Gourmet, with only very slight adjustments

You’ll need:

  • 2 1/3 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups pecans, toasted, then chopped
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 5 pounds apples–the actual number will vary greatly based on the apples you use. Make sure to weigh them out!
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and butter a 9×13 dish.

2. Make the topping first. Combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Mix together. Add butter, and mix until the dough clumps. If you have a food processor-use it. It makes the process much easier!

3. Peel, core, and slice apples. You want slices about 1/2 inch thick.

4. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a large bowl. Toss apples in cinnamon sugar. Add lemon juice. Toss again.

5. Toast pecans for 7 minutes in preheated oven. Chop. Then add to topping, using your fingers to incorporate.

6. Pour apples in the bottom of the dish. Crumble topping over them.

7. Bake for 50-60 minutes, until top is golden brown. Serve warm, with a dollop of whipped cream.

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