Thursday, October 24, 2013

Striped Apple Crisp

by The Apprentice

The last time I tried to make an apple crisp I followed a recipe in a cookbook which shall remain nameless, and it was the worst apple crisp I had ever eaten in my life. After a year and a half, last week I finally recovered from my apple crisp trauma and found a promising looking online recipe. Halfway through preparing it I realized that this recipe would not meet my expectations either. Clearly some people have very different ideas of what that dessert should taste like. So I just made one up and figured it would either be horrible or exactly what I was looking for. Luckily, it turned out to be the best apple crisp I had ever tasted.

Striped Apple Crisp


Apple layer

2 medium sized red apples
1 medium sized green apple
2 T lemon juice

Oat layer

1/4 c butter (soft or melted) or oil
1/2 c oats (doesn't matter what kind)
1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 t cinnamon

Crumb layer

2 T butter or oil
1/4 c brown sugar
scant 1/2 c flour (I would recommend white flour)
1/4 t cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Wash apples. Leaving skins on, slice thinly and cut the slices in half for easier eating. Layer (red, green, red) in an ungreased 8x8 or 9x9 pan and sprinkle with lemon juice.
3. Mix oat layer ingredients and spread evenly over apple layer.
4. Mix crumb layer ingredients and cover previous layers. At this point you should not be able to see the apples.
5. Bake for 30 min covered.
6. Remove cover and bake for additional 15 min to crisp the top.

Makes four decent servings.


Mama Squirrel said...

Hi, Apprentice! Glad you found a good recipe!

The topping I've always used comes from Whole Foods For the Whole Family, and I liked it because it was so easy to memorize: 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup wheat germ (if I don't have that I leave it out), 1/2 cup brown sugar (or to taste), a bit of cinnamon, 1 cup rolled oats, 1/2 cup oil or margarine (or part applesauce). Blend the dry ingredients, work the oil in, sprinkle over whatever fruit you want, bake till done.

Mama Squirrel said...

"Found" was probably not the right word, since you created it. "Found a way to make?"