Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Raisin Craisin Apple Crisp!!!

What a great sunny Columbus Day Weekend it was!  The chilly mornings and the orange pumpkins went hand in hand along with the yearly ride to Meadowbrook Farm in East Longmeadow to purchase the "bushel of Butternut Squash"!  What a wonderful time of year in Western MA!  

For me it also marks baking the first Apple Crisp of the season with the local crisp Cortland apples.  A slice of homemade Apple Pie always tastes great, but if there is no time to roll out the pie crust, Apple Crisp it is!!!  Raisins & Craisins (dried cranberries) mixed in with the apple slices before the baking dish is placed into the oven.  :)  The aromas of Cinnamon & Nutmeg coming from my oven always linger on... The rose colored Pyrex baking dish is used so often filled with seasonal goodies.  Yummy!

The servings of Apple Crisp above only need the large scoop of vanilla ice cream.  Mmmm! 

 Apple Crisp  

Oven Temperature:  375°
Time:  About 45 Minutes

6-7 peeled sliced Apples (I use Cortland or Empire & sometimes 8 Apples.)

3/4 Cup Brown Sugar (I use a little less.)
1/2 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup Old Fashioned Oats
3/4 tsp. Cinnamon
3/4 tsp. Nutmeg
1/3 Cup + 1 TBS. softened Butter or Margarine
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1/4 Cup Raisins + Craisins (total amount)

  1. Preheat oven.
  2. Spray 8"x8" glass pan with PAM.
  3. Combine dry Topping Ingredients in small bowl.  
  4. Measure Butter/Margarine and place on top of dry ingredients to soften.
  5. Peel + slice Apples.  Place in glass pan.
  6. Add Raisins & Craisins.  Mix with Apple slices.
  7. Mix softened Butter/Margarine with dry ingredients.
  8. Sprinkle mixture over Apple slices.  
  9. Bake in preheated oven for 45 Minutes or until apples are tender.  
  10. After baking, pierce center with a fork to test for "doneness".  Bake additional 5 minutes, if needed, test again.
  11. Serve warm or chilled with a scoop of Vanilla ice cream. 
  12. Cover & refrigerate any leftovers.
Do you bake desserts containing Apples?  With Oats?   

We did enjoy it!


Carol said...

I love apple crisp, big favorite here! Warm with a scoop vanilla ice cream on top!

Rita said...

I just spotted you on Mary's blog and decided to come and visit. Love apple crisp but not made it in a while. My husband love raisins so it will be a hit..

Anonymous said...

I might make this tomorrow. It sounds so good. thank you for another wonderful recipe :>)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Apple crisp is probably my MOST favorite dessert in the world! I love this variation! But if I make it...I eat it ALL! heehee! ♥