Thursday: What’s Baking?

I’m rummaging through my kitchen today to see what leftovers I find for baking. I don’t know about you, but some weeks I have a lot of apples that are neglected, and they are in need of a second life. The first thing I would usually do is cut them into slices and stew them up with brown sugar, cinnamon, butter, and a touch of vanilla. I would put that on top of my french toast, and let me tell you how the kids rave about that breakfast for dinner! Here’s another little secret: Pile a scoop of vanilla icecream on top of that, and you have yourself a sinful dessert!

I can’t tell you how wonderfully delicious that is, but I’m sure you can see for yourself. However, you may want to skip out on the toast part and enjoy apples a different way. I may have another suggestion. What about Apple Crisp? I have a friend that loves it so much, that she wouldn’t eat apple pie any other way! I thought I’d share a great recipe for you to try out at home if you happen to have too many apples in the kitchen.

Old Fashioned Easy Apple Crisp

Ingredients

  • 6 golden delicious apples, peeled and chopped (other varieties can be used, can also be sliced)
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, diced into small cubes
  • pinch of kosher salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.  Butter an 8×8 baking dish, or spray with non-stick cooking spray.  Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, add chopped apples, granulated sugar, 3/4 tsp of the cinnamon and lemon juice.  Stir to combine, then transfer to prepared baking dish.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, add topping ingredients (brown sugar, oats, flour, 1 tsp cinnamon, salt, and diced cold butter).  Use a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the oat mixture, using a slight downward twisting motion, until mixture resembled pea-sized crumbs.  Alternatively, you can use two forks or even your hands to cut butter into the mixture.
  • Spread topping over apples in baking dish, and gently pat to even it out.  Bake 40-50 minutes, until golden brown and bubbly.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

Notes

Note that all ovens bake differently, so yours may take a little less or a little more time to bake.   

Nutrition

Calories: 301kcal

*Recipe taken from the chunkychef.com

You can’t go wrong with either apple dish. They are both made with apples, they both show off with ice cream, and they both hit the spot for any sweet tooth! Post your apple dish below and let me know how you did. Have a fantastic time in the kitchen this Easter weekend! Don’t forget that I will be posting my Easter Sponge Cake this Sunday, so be on the lookout for that. Until next time, happy Thursday everyone!

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