Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Big Easy (Apple Fruit Crisp)

 Since its Autumn and we are moving into the perfect season for soups, chili's and ciders... I can't help but want to eat the occasional buttery, toasted flaky dessert. With that being said, enter the fruit crisp idea... I am sure it's not unlike any other crisp dessert you may have tried before, but this is soo simple, I had to share it. I'm on a mission to loose 30 pounds so I decided to make my own treats to cut out sugars and fat.

Here's what you need:

5 Cups sliced apples (peeled and cored; I like to use a little bit of this and a little bit of that so the flavors blend together and make a really sweet well balanced apple flavor)

2 to 4 tablespoons of Sugar
1/2 cup of regular Rolled Oats
1/2 cup of packed Light Brown Sugar
1/4 cup All -Purpose Flour
1/4 teaspoon of either Nutmeg, Ginger or Cinnamon
1/4 cup Margarine or Butter
1/4 cup chopped Nuts or Coconut (I like to toast the nuts)

For Filling: Place sliced apples in an 8 x 1 1/2 round baking dish, stir in sugar (just for looks, I use a rectangular shaped stoneware piece I have.

For Topping: In a mixing bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, flour and the spice of your choice (I'm using nutmeg and cinnamon). Cut margarine or butter into the mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in nuts and sprinkle over the apples.

Bake at 375 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes or until fruit is tender. Serve warm with ice cream.

This is an instant favorite, sweet and warm with a bit of crunch to it. I hope you like it as much as we do. Please let me know if you try it.


Our Delightful Home said...

This looks delicious; this would be the perfect treat for my family. (Back to the grocery store). :)

~Mrs. Delightful

Mrs. Chic said...

That looks good! I ope you saved me some, lol :)

I dont think I've seen one like this before, it looks easy yet very tasty

Shades of Summer said...

I'm glad you ladies like the crisp; its tasty!