Apple Crisp from the Wikibooks Cookbook—original source of recipe, licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License
- Cook Time: 45–60 minutes
- 5 cups of apples
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ¾ cup oats
- ½ cup flour
- ¼ pound butter
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp salt
- lemon, to taste
- ⅓ cup water
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- Preheat a conventional oven to 350°F / 180°C.
- Thinly slice the apples and place them in a buttered pan, and sprinkle them with lemon for flavor and to prevent them from turning brown.
- Add ⅓ cup of water and cinnamon to taste.
- Meanwhile, to make the topping, combine the butter, sugar, oats, flour, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg, and crumble the ingredients in a bowl with your fingers to create a uniform mixture.
- Cover the apples with the topping and bake for 30–45 minutes or until the apples are soft and the topping is crisped.
- Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.
- Peeling the apples is traditional, but not required.
- Loose oats can be sprinkled sparingly on the surface of the topping before baking for added texture.
- Any type of apple may be used, baking or sweet, or a mixture of types.
- Cooked apple dishes are a good use for substandard apples, e.g. damaged, wrinkled etc.
- Crisps can be made with most any sort of fruit. Pineapple is a good choice.
- Some fruits, especially peaches go better in a cobbler.
- Raisins can be added to the apples at the beginning, and ½ teaspoon of powdered ginger, or a sprinkling of nutmeg can also be put in.
- 'Mixed spice' (cinnamon, coriander, clove and other spices) is a perfect addition to apple dishes. This is more popular in Britain than the US.