Today is the first full day of autumn. What better way to start the season than with cinnamon apple crisp. My daughter and her family went apple picking last weekend at Wightman Farm in Morristown, NJ and I was fortunate enough to be the recipient of some apples. I don’t know what type apples she picked, so I chose ones that looked like they would be firm and a bit tart.
I dug through my files and came across a recipe that I found back in December 2003 on www.epicurious.com. The recipe first appeared in Bon Appétit Magazine in March 1993. The recipe was submitted by Fran Love Taylor of Raleigh, North Carolina. The recipe isn’t overly complicated with lots ingredients. The apples are tossed with golden brown sugar and cinnamon. The crumb topping is flour, sugar and unsalted butter. I took the liberty of adding cinnamon so that it would taste more like the crumb topping from streusel buns. I had approximately 2 pounds of apples and cut the balance of ingredients in half. The recipe took approximately 45 minutes from start to finish to prepare. Once it was cool enough, I dug in for a small portion. It was delicious. The apples were juicy, still had a bit of body to them and were slightly tart. A scoop of vanilla ice cream would have been nice, but this small treat did it for me.
A former teacher, shop-a-holic, empty-nester redefining quick, family approved dinners.