One evening last week while Hubby was at the gym I got a random urge to bake. Luckily this recipe uses ingredients that you probably have in your cupboard at any given time. It took all of ten minutes to get this baby put together, and before long the house smelled deeeeeelicious. Apples with cinnamon has to be one of the most fantastic smells ever.
I used fuji apples for this, but really you could use whatever kind of apple you like.
Actually, this is a great recipe to use with other fruit as well. Peaches make a fantastic crumble. Whatever is in season will of course have the best flavor.
|Servings: 6-8| Prep Time: 10 mins.| Bake time: 30 mins.|
3 apples, any variety
3/4 c packed brown sugar
3/4 c quick cooking oats
1/4 c flour
1/3 c unsalted butter, softened
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp nutmeg
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter (or spray with cooking spray) a medium sized casserole dish and set aside.
For the crumble topping...
In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. With your fingers, mix the butter into the dry mixture until you have little pea-sized pieces throughout. Set aside.
Next, peel the apples. Set peeled apples in a bowl of water to keep them from turning brown. Working quickly enough to keep them from oxidizing - but not so quickly that you cut off your fingers - cut the apples into 1/2" slices. Layer the slices in the bottom of the buttered casserole dish and cover with the crumble mixture.
Bake approximately 30 minutes or until apples are fork soft. Serve a la mode, because you'd be crazy not to.