It’s hard to believe autumn is almost here! The summer has flown by. Sadly I haven’t done much blogging this summer. Instead I have been working quite a bit and spending lots of time outside enjoying the warm sunny weather.
It’s almost fall now, and the apples on our very old and large apple tree are ripening at a very fast rate. I have been collecting them every couple of days, peeling and coring them and placing them cut up in small pieces in freezer bags, and freezing them.
I decided to make an apple crisp with some of the apples a couple days ago. I created my own recipe from several recipes that I have used before.
My apple crisp turned out to be everything I wanted it to be and more. The apples I used in it were tart and the brown sugar in the crisp balanced out the tartness perfectly. The pecans gave my crisp a lovely nutty flavor and crunch. I had some crisp hot out of the oven with vanilla frozen yogurt and it was divine. The perfect, it’s almost autumn dessert.
Here is the recipe.
2-3 cups peeled cored pieces of tart apples
½ cup brown sugar (not packed)
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
2/3 cup (or slightly more) all purpose flour
1/3 cup oats
1 tbsp white sugar
4 tbsp salted butter
½ cup pecan pieces
2 tsp rum extract
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl combine and apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add the rum, and vanilla extracts, and stir to coat evenly.
Place apple mixture in greased baking dish (9X13 or smaller) spread evenly. In the bowl add the flour, oats, white sugar, and pecans. Mix well. Cut in the butter until it is in crumb size pieces. Pour the flour mixture evenly over the apples. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla frozen yogurt or ice cream.