Monday, September 22, 2008

Autumn Days and Apple Crisp

It was a chilly, rainy weekend in Seattle, providing the perfect opportunity for a meal in the crock pot and apple crisp for dessert. I combined a basic recipe from Paula Deen with the topping from Nigella Lawson's equally delicious blackberry crisp. It's a warm, comforting treat, which goes nicely with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for a little added sweetness.

Apple Crisp
Recipes courtesy of Paula Deen and Nigella Lawson

6 large apples (about 2 1/2 pounds), peeled, cored, and thinly sliced (I recommend Granny Smith)
1/4 cup water
Juice of 1 lemon

1/2 cup (1 stick) plus 1 tablespoon butter
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup flaked almonds
1/4 cup sunflower kernels
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the apples, water and lemon juice in an 8x8-inch baking pan. Melt the butter and set aside. Combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, almonds, kernels and cinnamon in a bowl. Stir the melted butter into the crisp topping and spoon on top of the fruit. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the topping is crisp and browned.


  1. Sounds delicious! I like the addition of sunflower kernals. This would be a great treat after my son's football game this afternoon.

  2. Gotta make it this fall! I love the topping from the blackberry crisp - the almonds add flavor as well as texture.

  3. i loooove anything "crisp". especially blueberry! i need to make it and now that you gave me the topping i can!

  4. Ohh my word! I gotta make this soon! My cousin is bringing me some apples from northern VA this weekend.... Thanks for the recipe ;)

  5. Hi Ms SoHo! Greetings from South Georgia! Just wanted to say I made the apple crisp for out of town guests....needless to say, they loved it! Love your blog! The TeaPartyFlamingo

  6. I just tried this last night and my kids loved it. I added some cinammon to make it a little sweeter and they loved the twist it brought. I look forward to more of your recipes. Happy cooking!



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