Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
"Crisp fall apples, tossed in cinnamon and baked with delicious streusel. Almost as good as pie, with half the calories and it's in the oven in 10 minutes! Plus, it can be served warm with ice cream, and the smaller size means it won't be there to tempt you later. Enough for a small mini casserole dish that will serve 3-4 people. Double the recipe for an 8x8 pan, quadruple it for a 9x13 pan". Unless you double the batch and use a bigger pan, in which case, it's a great breakfast topping for oatmeal! Enjoy! Adapted from Penzey's spices and the intro is what they said about the recipe. A little history: In baking and pastry making, the term streusel (a German word meaning "something scattered or sprinkled", from the verb streuen, akin to the English verb 'strew') refers to a crumb topping of butter, flour, and white sugar (traditional German) that is baked on top of muffins, breads, and cakes (e.g. Streuselkuchen). Some modern recipes add various spices and occasionally chopped nutmeats. Although the topping is of German origin, it is sometimes referred to as Danish or Swedish.
- 3 large fall apples (Cortland or McIntosh are both great)
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1⁄4 cup cold butter (4 tbls. or 1/4 cup)
- 1⁄2 cup flour
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄8 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Grease the bottom only of a small (4 cups or so) casserole dish. Peel and core the apples, slice and place in a bowl. Top with sugar, cinnamon and vanilla, toss to coat. Set aside while preparing topping.
- Make the streusel by cutting the cold butter into a bowl, adding flour, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg, if using. Rub it through your fingers until the streusel is a coarse, sandy/pebbly texture.
- Put the seasoned apples into the pan, top generously with the streusel, and bake at 350° about 30 minutes, or until the streusel is golden brown and the apple is starting to bubble up through the topping.
- Serve and enjoy!
This has to be the easiest apple streusel / apple crisp recipe I've ever tried, and the cinnamon flavor really comes through. Being early summer, fall apples aren't available right now, so I used some Galas, and they were just right. Very tasty recipe!
This is really very good.
A really nice easy dessert, I used 3 medium to large granny smith apples (for 3 serves) and because we don't like over sweet desserts and for dietary reasons I cut the sugar back and also used brown sugar 1 tablespoon with the apples and 1 1/2 tablespoons in the topping (will cut that back to 1 tablespoon next time). Cooked at 175C fan forced for 35 minutes though didn't brown as much as I expected that may be because I used a lot less sugar. Thank you Sharon123, made for Went To Market.