Tuesday, October 5, 2010
"Mom's" Apple "Crisp"
This recipe was soooooo yummy and soooooooo easy. All four of us gobbled it up. My husband, who complained "why do you keep making apple stuff when you know I don't really like it" ate an entire row himself. AND helped himself to some the next day too. Fall is a time for apple stuff, right? The recipe was called "Mom's Apple Crisp", however it wasn't my mom NOR was it what I would consider a "crisp". It was more like a cobbler. When you hear crisp, don't you think of oatmeal topping or crumbly topping. This topping is smoothed out and water is poured over the top, more like pie crust or cobbler topping. Well, even if the name fooled me, it was excellent. Definitely a "I'll make this again" recipe. This came from Taste of Home June/July 2005.
5 medium tart apples, peeled and sliced
1 1/4 c sugar (divided)
1 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon (divided)
1 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c cold butter
1 c water
In bowl, combine apples, 1/4 c sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon. Transfer to a greased 8 inch square baking dish. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and remaining sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over apples, pressing down to smooth top.
Slowly pour water over the top; sprinkle with remaining cinnamon. Bake, uncovered at 400 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes. Serve warm. We added a scoop of vanilla ice cream.