I'm not that much of a baker, but I had apples to use up and extra guests for our Thanksgiving feast, so this transpired. Turned out fantastic, if I do say so myself. Of course, to keep it classy, we topped it with some of the leftover Cool Whip from my amazing Midwestern "yummy stuff."
Holiday Apple Crisp
- 5 apples, peeled and sliced
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 11 T. butter
- 1 c. brown sugar + 3 T.
- ¾ c. flour
- 2 T. maple syrup
- pinch of salt
- ½ c. chopped nuts
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Peels and slice the apples.
In a large sauce pan, melt 2 T. butter with 2 T. of flour. Whisk to combine. Toss in the apples, stir to coat, and add in ½ c. brown sugar and the syrup. Let the mixture saute for 7-8 minutes; until the apples are tender. Use 1 T. of butter to grease a pie pan. Scatter the apples evenly around the dish.
Whisk together the ¾ f. colour, remaining brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Cut the COLD butter into small dice and work into the flour mixture until little pebbles form, either with your fingers or a pastry cutter. Stir in the nuts.
Spread the mixture over the apples and bake, covered, for 35-40 minutes; until it is nice and bubbly.