autumnal yummies :: apple crisp!
a couple of days ago we finally got out and did some serious apple picking. it was a GORGEOUS day. the sun was out. clear skies. 67 degrees. perfect.
all the way there and all the way home all we could talk about was the yummy things we were going to make with them. the first up on the list :: apple crisp. a must for all New Englanders.
and it must be had with *good* vanilla ice cream. which i promptly sent hubby out to get as soon as the desserty goodness came out of the oven.
here's our recipe. (handed down from generations.....or adapted from 2 different recipes i found online).
3/4 cup a.p. flour
1/4 cup packed dark-brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 stick cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (not the quick-cook kind)
3 pounds apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
:: preheat oven to 350 degrees. in a large bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar and salt. cut butter into flour, using a pastry blender or two knives, until mixture is the texture of coarse meal. add oats, stir into clumps. put bowl in the refrigerator while you prepare the apples.
:: in a shallow baking dish toss the apples and cinnamon. sprinkle with topping mixture. bake until golden and bubbling, 55 to 65 minutes. let cool 10 minutes before serving. scoop into bowls and top with vanilla ice cream.