Friday, October 6, 2006

Vivian’s Mom’s Apple Crisp

Recipe from Green's Pleasant Springs Orchard

This deceptively simple recipe is endlessly variable. That’s because local growers can supply you with scores of apple varieties to choose from, each with its own flavor profile and unique balance between tart and sweet. Some types are only available for a couple of weeks out of the year, so no matter how often you make it, it’s “great throughout the season. Easy and tasty,” says Vivian. “I often suggest combining two or three varieties of apples when making a pie or apple crisp,” she says, to get the fullest, most complex-tasting result.

4-6 cups (about 5 medium to large) apples, sliced and cored
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup oatmeal (quick or old fashioned)
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened

Place apple slices in a buttered 8" x 8" glass baking dish. Mix together remaining ingredients and sprinkle over the apples. Bake at 375°F for 30 minutes. Enjoy. This recipe can easily be doubled in a larger baking pan.

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