It might be a strange time of year to be talking about warm, cinnamon-y desserts, but making this recipe on a whim last weekend was the best decision I made all week. It was the perfect after-dinner treat to warm our blood since this “spring” weather decided to
shit snow all over us in the middle of April. Canadians are such wimps when it comes to weather this time of year, myself included. We have a few warm days that lead us to believe spring has arrived then complain every day afterwards when temperatures return to “normal.”
My favourite apple crisp is Davin’s baba’s but since this one is quite different (her’s calls for Special K cereal) and since I wasn’t comparing apples to apples (pun intended!) I still thought it was really good. It’s from good ol’ AllRecipes.com.
- 10 cups peeled, cored & sliced apples
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup & 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 cup instant oatmeal
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F
- Layer bottom of 9 x 13″ baking pan with sliced apples
- Mix white sugar, 1 tablespoon flour and ground cinnamon together and sprinkle over apples
- Pour water evenly over all
- Combine the oats, 1 cup of flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and melted butter together; crumble evenly over apple mixture
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes
Before letting it cool completely I dished it into half pint canning jars and the lids actually sealed from the heat, which I think helped to lock in maximum flavour. The intent was to send all but a few of them with Davin and I to work but our better judgement decided against it and we still have a few left in the fridge that should last us the rest of this cold weather.
From now on I’m pretty sure I’m going to pre-serve all of my desserts into canning jars. It takes up way less room in the fridge or on the counter and they’re already perfectly portioned for a quick and easy treat.