apple crisp

Just like that, it really feels like autumn here. No more sandals or going outside without wearing a jacket (unless you have to prove your machismo.) Suddenly, leaves are falling (dumping, really) onto the ground and Halloween decorations are showing up in people's yards. (A particularly tasteful neighbor of ours has a plastic inflatable pumpkin at least 4 feet in diameter sitting in the front lawn.) And then, of course, there's all the yummy fall produce to buy at the farmers' market: new spinach, squash, a wide selection of root vegetables, and of course, APPLES!

Last night, at the last minute, I decided to make dessert. I had some tart apples that needed to be used up, and I didn't want to spend time looking up a recipe, so I just decided to wing it and threw something together. This does not always work out well, mind you, but this time, the result was delicious.

Madtown Mama's Impulse Apple Crisp

1. Peel and slice several tart apples, about 4-6 cups, and place in the bottom of a greased 2-qt baking dish.

2. Sprinkle 1/2 c. of sugar over the apples (less if they're a sweet variety).

3. In another bowl, cut 4 T. unsalted butter (that's a half stick) into 1/2 cup flour until the consistency is mealy. Mix in about 3 T. brown sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon.

4. Spread the flour mixture over top of the apples and bake 30 minutes in a 375-degree oven.

Eat warm with milk or cream or whipped cream or ice cream or just plain. You've got options.

Seriously, that's it. And like most of the food I write about on this blog, we ate it right up before I could take any pictures.


Pam said…
Yum!! I want some!!
Steph said…
I'm jealous. There seem to be no Kansas apples this year. I guess the early frost killed them or something. Of course, I buy organic apples from Washington and Michigan and whatnot, but the motivation to make yummies like apple crisp is greater when the apples are from a farm near you.

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