Nov 6, 2011

Apple Crisp

I'm going to interrupt Pumpkinpalooza briefly for an apple crisp recipe. This was served at a recent dinner with family and friends. What I find interesting about it is that it includes graham crackers. But most importantly, this apple crisp is delicious comfort food. This recipe comes from my sister Emily.

4-6 large apples
16 graham cracker squares (2 1/2-inch squares)
1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup butter, melted

Prepare topping first. Finely chop graham crackers with food processor (I just put them in a Ziploc bag and rolled with a rolling pin). Combine crumbs, sugar, oats, flour, and spices. Add butter and mix well. Peel, core, and slice apples. Prepare enough apples to fill a 9 x 13 Pyrex dish 3/4 full. Spoon topping mixture over apple slices. Microwave on high for 12-15 minutes, or until apples are tender; turn dish after 6 minutes. (I wanted the topping somewhat crisp and my dish didn't fit in my microwave so I baked the crisp in a 350 degree oven for 30-45 minutes, or until the apples were tender). Cool slightly. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.