Friday, June 11, 2010

Apple Crisp

The other night we were getting ready for dessert and we're looking for toppings for the big container of Vanilla Ice Cream we had in the freezer and wanted something different. Chocolate syrup? A classic, but not in the mood. Gooey caramel? Too sticky. M&Ms? We ate them for lunch. We started talking about all the other toppings but still couldn't find something that fit the mood. After a few minutes, Charisse wondered why we didn't put the topping UNDER the ice cream. Now we all know that Charisse is about as smart as they come, so it was no surprise that her explanation for this silly sounding idea was very much genius: we would make an Apple Crisp! 

Charisse's Apple Crisp is a Farnsworth Family staple, great tasting, fairly easy to make, and it has apples in it so it must be healthy! (maybe). Full of oatmeal, apples and cinnamon (with brown sugar and butter of course!) an apple crisp is a perfect fall dish, but it works just about any time of the year when a cold front has moved in!
Pictures and recipe after the break...

Apple Crisp
What You Will Need

4 apples (peeled, cored, and cut into bite sized pieces)
1/4 cup water
1 cup brown sugar
2 Tbs cinnamon 
2/3 stick of butter (melted)
1 1/2 cup oatmeal 

Preheat oven to 350*

Combine the apples, water, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and 1 Tbs cinnamon together and pour into a 9x9 baking dish

In a bowl mix the oatmeal, rest of the brown sugar, cinnamon and mix with the melted butter to create a crumb like consistency.  Spread over the top of the apples and bake for about 45 minutes or until bubbly, apples are easily pierced with a fork and the crumbly top is golden brown.  

Let cool for around 10 minutes and serve warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream

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