Sunday, October 21, 2007

Deep Dish Apple Crisp

A fun Sunday night dessert! JT & I had some friends over tonight and this dish was hit. Super easy and very tasty.

Deep-Dish Apple Crisp

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into pieces
1/2 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans or almonds) (optional)
2 1/2 pounds apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch chunks
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
Heat oven to 350°F.

For the topping, combine the flour, oats, sugar, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Add the butter and cut it in until coarse crumbs form. Stir in the nuts; set aside.

For the filling, toss the apples with the remaining ingredients. Pile them into a 2-quart baking dish with sides at least 2 inches high. Spread the topping over the surface of the apples. Bake in the middle of the oven until the apples are tender, about 1 hour.