Monday, October 21, 2013

ridiculously fantastic apple crisp

Yesterday, I had a surprisingly good food day (go, me!). I haven't been able to cook much since we got married, because I've been crazy busy. So, it was nice that Sunday rolled around and I had time to be a regular housewife. 

Originally, I was gonna make a good old fashioned roast with potatoes, but discovered, at the last minute, that we were out of potatoes and everyone knows you can't do a roast with out its starchy friends. Mr. G suggested we do french dip sandwiches instead. I will forever be grateful for that suggestion, because they were one of the best things I've eaten. 

(homemade hoagies from Our Best Bites cookbook)
Anyway, Mr. G had picked these wonderfully tart apples from one of his properties and wanted to make a dessert with them. Since I didn't want to dirty up the kitchen too badly (because I'd already cleaned it twice) we decided to do an apple crisp instead of apple pie. Another good decision. 

Normally, I make my friend LaRene's apple crisp, but I misplaced the recipe (boo). So I went to my old pal, Pinterest and did a quick search and decided on a recipe. OMG!!!! The one I found is different kind of apple crisp that has more of a crust than a crumble and creates this delectable caramel sauce. Mr G had 3 servings, Chancho had 2, and I had 1 (trying to watch it with the treats). 
The recipe was found here and is below!


about 5 large apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
3/4 c. sugar
1 tbsp. cinnamon

1 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 c. sugar
1/4 + 1/8 tsp. (or 3/8) tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 eggs, lightly beaten (just do your best to do 1 1/2 eggs)

6 tbsp. melted butter

cinnamon for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 13x9" pan.

Prepare your apples by peeling and coring them and then very thinly slicing them. Place them in your greased pan.
Stir the 3/4 c. sugar and 1 tbsp. cinnamon together, then sprinkle over the sliced apples. DO NOT MIX IN!!!! This is what creates the really awesome caramel sauce. 

In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Once combined, add the lightly beaten egg, stirring it in as best you can. It won't mix together thoroughly, and that's okay. I used my fingers to try to work the egg into the dry ingredients.

Sprinkle flour mixture topping over the cinnamon/sugared apples.
Pour melted butter over the topping.
Then sprinkle with extra cinnamon.


Bake for about 45 minutes or until filling is bubbling and topping is nicely browned.



  1. So glad you liked it - and way to go keeping yourself to just one serving. I think I ate most of the pan :)

    1. I really wanted to eat the entire thing!!! Stupid goals.... Thanks for the sweet recipe. My husband and dog say thank you too!