This is a classic, simple dessert that fills the house with the aromatic and fruity scent of apples, cinnamon & butter. I like to serve the crisp warm with a large dollop of crème fraiche.
- 6 – 8 baking apples peeled, cored and sliced (I use Granny Smith or Golden Delicious)
- 1 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- ¼ cup white sugar
- 1 ½ cups firmly packed brown sugar
- ½ cup + 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 stick cold unsalted butter, cut into small chunks
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking dish or pan.
- Combine apples, cinnamon, white sugar, ½ cup of brown sugar and 2 tablespoons flour. Toss well and pour mixture into baking dish.
- Combine remaining flour, remaining brown sugar, oats, salt and ¾ of butter in a medium sized bowl. Using 2 knives, a pastry blender or your fingers, blend ingredients until they look like coarse crumbs, working quickly to keep butter cold. Pour mixture over apples. Dot remaining butter on top of crisp.
- Bake crisp for approximately 50 minutes, or until bubbly and brown and apples are tender inside when pierced by a knife. Allow to stand for at least 15 minutes before serving. May be served warm or at room temperature.