Old Fashioned Apple Crisp
I LOVE apple crisp! I probably love it a lil bit too much and my gut can testify. I prefer my apple crisp to have a gooey, crispy yet chewy type topping but I have been getting sooooo many requests to do an apple crisp with a crispy type topping. Kinda like that old school kind that grandma use to make.
Since I don't normally make my apple crisps this way I had to use the power of Twitter. Twitter is like the God of the internet, you ask and you receive!! I asked around to see if anyone had a good old fashioned apple crisp recipe that was tried and true. Immediately I got a response back from lilTanti888 with this recipe! She said her southern grandmother who is 95 and lives in Cokesberry, SC made it all the time and it was bangin! I have never heard of Cokesberry but doesn't it sound like a lil country town tucked deep in the south with dirt roads and full of grandmas? I didn't even have to think twice about whether or not I was going to make it. I know how those deep southern grandmothers can throw down!
Well this recipe sums up old fashioned apple crisp beautifully! The topping is crispy, buttery, sweet and the apples....the apples yall....are simply wonderful! The tartness of the granny smith with the cinnamon and sugar....you know the collaboration of flavors I'm talking about. It just says "comfort" and smells heavenly while baking. In my opinion this is the best ending to a meal.
However it is with a heavy heart filled with much guilt that I announce that I have just about finished up this whole pan in one night...... and you know what makes it even more terrible yall besides that fact that I had ice cream with it.... I HAD THE NERVE TO TOP THIS APPPLE CRISP WITH CRUSHED PECANS AND DRIZZLED ON SOME CARAMEL TOPPING!! WTH was I thinking???? Why do I always do this to myself???
Uggghhh! Why do people invent recipes like this in the first place?! Completely shot one of my new years resolutions to hell!! But ya know what...tomorrow is a new day to get it right,....to start over...fresh....so I'll just put that lil pan in the sink and pretend it never even happened. Apple Crisp? What apple crisp? ; )
Watch me make this apple crisp from start to finish!
5-6 Granny Smith apples
2 Tablesppon of sugar
2 Tablespoon of brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon
3 Tablespoons butter, melted
3/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons of flour
1/2 cup quick cooking oats (Not the instant Oats or the Old Fashioned Oats)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
12 Tablespoons butter, chopped
Preheat Oven to 375
Step 1.) Peel & slice apples.
Step 2.) Add the apples to a bowl and coat them with the brown sugar, cinnamon & white sugar.
Step 3.) Pour the apples in a medium casserole dish and let the apples sit for about 15 minutes. This will cause the sugars to "syrup up" a little.
Step 4.) Let's make the topping! In a bowl add the flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, & white sugar. Mix it up until well combined.
Step 5.) Add the 12 Tablespoons of softned butter tot he topping mixture. Use a pastry cutter or fork to combine the butter until it crumbly.
Step 6.) Pour the 3 Tablespoons of melted butter over the apples.
Step 7.) Spoon the topping evenly over the apples.
Step 8.) Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden.
Let cool for a few minutes and serve hot with a big old serving of ice cream!!!!