This article was published on October 13th, 2018
The leaves are no longer green and have started to fall. A chill has filled the air, and crisp morning due has covered the rooftops. Summer is definitely no longer with us, and fall has officially commenced. With apples being plentiful most commonly during Autumn, what better time to use them for baking and cooking. The beauty of autumn and all its colours have filled the scenic backgrounds. The smell of a cool warmth, with steam or smoke from the chimneys. How could one not just absolutely fall in love with autumn and all it’s glory? With a cooler temperature, we tend to desire a warmer appetite, and whats better than a delicious plate of warm apple crisp?
Apple crisp, or what some might refer to as apple crumble, became most popular in Britain during World War II due to food rationing and shortage of pastry ingredients. It’s earliest print reference went back all the way to 1924 in New York. While Americans most commonly use the Name Apple Crisp, Canadians, The UK, and others typically use the name Apple Crumble. The name itself may even originate from a Biblical reference regarding Eve and The Apple from the Garden of Eden.
There are so many different ways to make this delicious taste of autumn, and it’s up to you to try as many as you can. You may use this recipe as a traditional baked apple crisp, or use it to fill a pie or tart shell. Try all three, and see which you like better.
What You Need:
- 10 Cups Peeled and Sliced Apples(About 1 whole Bag of apples)
- 1 1/2 Cups Brown Sugar (For Crumble)
- 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 3/4 Cup Flour
- 2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp Ginger
- 1 Cup Oats
- 1/3 Cup Butter
Before you begin to do anything, make sure to preheat your oven to 350 degrees. If you plan to just make a simple pan of apple crisp, it will take 45 minutes in the oven to bake. You’ll want to make sure to use a dish that has a depth about 2 inches so that the heat will spread evenly. The thicker the dish, and more apples on top of each other will require a bit more time in the oven to cook all the way through.
After peeling all the apples you wish you use, slice each, and throw away the centres. Put the slices in a bowl and add the granulated sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger. Mix well until you see each slice covered in the ingredients. Pour the apple slices in your baking pan. In another bowl add the brown sugar, oats, flour, and butter. Using your hands, mix everything together well so that the butter brings everything together. Once it’s all crumbly, add to the top of the apples in the pan. Throw it in the oven, and enjoy the smell you’ll get while it bakes. Check it in 45 minutes. The crumble will be crunchy and golden brown, and the texture of the apples shouldn’t be too soft or mushy, but you do want them cooked through.