Cinnamon Apple Crisp

It’s apple season, and there is nothing I love more with my hot apple cider than a nice, warm apple crisp.  Here is a recipe I tried a few nights ago, and loved!!

Filling ingredients

  • 4 pounds (about 8 ) apples, peeled, cored, quartered and cut in 1/4 inch slices
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder (corn or potato starch would be an ok substitution)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon121510_apples
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • tiny pinch cloves (about 1/16 teaspoon)
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup

 

Topping Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats**
  • 1/3 cup all purpouse flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla

**I replaced 1/2 a cup of rolled oats with almonds that I had chopped into chunks.  It gives the dish a really nutty taste, and also a nice crunch.

 

Directions
Preaheat oven to 350.

Put the apples in a large bowl and squeeze lemon juice over the sliced apples.

Add the arrow root and spices; make sure all apples are coated. Move apple mixture to the baking dish and drizzle the maple syrup over it. Cover with tin foil and bake for 35 minutes.

While the apples are in the oven, prepare the topping. Sift dry ingredients together, and in a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients well. Fold wet into dry mixing with a fork as you go along, until well coated and crumbly.

When apples are done baking, remove from oven and toss, then flatten them evenly with the back of a spatula or wooden spoon. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the apple mixture and bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes, until top feels crispy.

This goes nicely with vanilla ice cream.

 

This recipe is from http://www.theppk.com/2008/10/cinnamon-apple-crisp/. Check out the rest of the site, as they have great recipes!

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