Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins
Adopted this apple crisp recipe. Source: "Fine Cooking" Thanks and compliments to the one and only Mean Chef.
FOR THE FILLING
- 2 1⁄2 lbs apples, peeled, quartered, cored, and sliced to yield about 6 cups (about 6 medium, Granny Smith works well)
- 2 -3 tablespoons sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
FOR THE CRISP TOPPING
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 5 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1⁄2 cup finely chopped nuts (I like pecans)
- 4 ounces unsalted butter, cut into small pieces and chilled
- Preheat oven to 350.
- To make the filling--In a 9-inch pie pan that's 2 inches deep (or a similar baking pan), toss the apples with the sugar to taste, cinnamon, and flour.
- To make the topping--In a medium bowl, mix together all the topping ingredients with your fingers or a pastry cutter until small pebbly pieces of butter are distributed throughout the mixture.
- Sprinkle the entire mixture over the apples.
- Bake until the topping is golden and the fruit is bubbling and tender, about 1 hour and 15 minute.
- for a large crisp and 1 hour for individual crisps.
- Cool slightly before serving.
- You can make individual crisps by dividing the filling and topping among six ramekins or individual gratin dishes.
- Serve with heavy cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
- Serves six.
I cannot describe how wonderful this was. why hasn't anyone tried this recipe!!! I made one large crisp, and it was done in 1 hour 5 minutes. Try this you won't regret it. Thanks Mean Chef!
I honestly did not enjoy this recipe, and I made it exactly as written. The only thing I could taste in the topping was flour. It really needed more brown sugar to make it sweeter and hide the flour taste. Even with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, it was only mediocre.
I joined this site just to review this recipe! I've been wanting to try apple crisp for a while and all the recipes I've come across haven't appealed to me...I see 5 star recipes calling for oats and while I like eating oatmeal, can't imagine it tasting good baked with apples! This came up as #6 when googling apple crisp. I love the easy directions and decided to give it a try. I used 4 cups gala apples, 1 stick land-o-lakes butter, and chopped walnuts because that's what I had. I can't explain how good this was!! So delicious! This is the only apple crisp recipe I will ever use! Next time I will use 6 cups apples, with 4 cups I had more topping than apples with each bite. But still soo good!