May 16, 2010

... Apple Crisp

Apple crisp is one of those desserts that I just can't get enough of.  It's warm and cozy and somehow reminds you of home.  Which is why we thought it'd be a great end to our Mother's Day meal this year.    

Tart, crisp green apples, cinnamon and brown sugar, and chopped pecans... mixed together and divvied up amongst individual serving-size ramekins.

Top it with cold vanilla ice cream... and you'll be wishing it was Mother's Day every day.  Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's out there!

serves 8

5 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, chopped small
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon lemon juice

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into pieces
1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  

For the filling, mix all the ingredients together.  Place into 7- to 8-ounce ramekins.

For the topping, mix the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl.  Blend the butter into the mixture until is forms pea-size lumps.  Stir in pecans and sprinkle over filling.

Bake crisps for 35 to 40 minutes.  Cool 10 minutes before serving.

Taylor's Notes:
These crisps are so easy to make and are always a hit.  Place the ramekins on a cookie sheet to catch any spills and make them a little easier to put in and take out of the oven.


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