It's officially October! How in the world did that happen?
In case you didn't know, I work on an apple and pumpkin farm owned by my parents, so Fall is our busy (BUSY) season for sure. It's still my favourite season, despite the chaos that is our constant companion throughout September and October.
We're open 7 days a week, and forever picking produce, restocking everything, animal wrangling (I'm looking at you sneaky goat babies!), sharing our knowledge and advice with customers, and much much more! Which doesn't leave much time for me to bake (much less photograph!), especially now that the sun is setting earlier and earlier each day.
Every year I tell myself that I'll get a headstart on Fall baking in the summer. And every year it just doesn't quite happen. Especially since we've been opening early into August as our early Springs have meant early harvest times.
Anyway, my mind is full to the brim with Fall baking ideas, and alas, I likely won't be able to share them all with you. Or maybe I will in Winter. Ha!
Today however, we're talking about apple crisp! Or as some would call it, apple crumble!
Simple and delicious. Just the way I like it. An apple filling topped with delicious oat-y crumbs. And always served warm with ice cream.
yields: one 9x13 pan
1) Mix together chopped apples, cinnamon and flour. Place in a greased 9x13 pan.
Crumb Topping Layer:
1) In a medium bowl, mix together the flour and baking powder.
2) Then, cut in cold butter with a pastry cutter or a fork until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. (Alternatively, I've tried melting my butter completely, and it results in very even, delicious crumbs...although they're a slightly different texture than when the butter was cold. Both ways are delicious!)
3) Stir in brown sugar and oats.
4) Sprinkle crumbs over fruit evenly.
5) Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned and the apple pieces are tender. Cook time will depend on how big your apple chunks are....so just keep checking it!
Tip: If your crumbs are brown, but your apples are still crunchy, just loosely place a piece of tinfoil on top of the pan to keep the crumbs from getting any browner while it cooks a bit longer!
8-10 cups chopped, tart apples (I used Elstar, but Granny Smith or something similar is a good choice!)
2 tsp flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/3 cup oats
And yes...if you've stumbled across an old recipe for apple crisp in my archives, you'll know that I blogged this recipe 3 years ago! I thought it was due for an update: both the recipe and the photos!