Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wednesday Recipe Thread

Over the Top Apple crisp from the book cool Sweets & Treats to eat by Lisa Wagner

5-6 granny smith apples (peeled & de-cored)
juice of 1/2 a lemon I put 1/8 of cup of lemon juice instead
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp of cinnamon
1 teaspoon
1/4 tsp salt (omit if you are using all purpose flour)
3/4 cup flour
1 stick of butter, cut into 8 pieces of 4-8 tablespoons of butter

1. Preheat Oven to 350 degreees
2. slice the pealed and cored apples in the baking pan. They might be highter than the top of the pan. don't worry. They will shrink as they bake.
3. Strain lemon from juice & mix it with water. Pour over the mixture evely over the apples
4. Put rest of ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Use your clean hands to rub the butter into the dry indgredients.
5.Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the apples but don't mix the two together.
6. Cover the pan loosely with aluminuim foil and put it in the oven. Bake for 25 minutes & remove foil. Bake for another 35 minutes, or until topping is brown.

We made this recipe this weekend. It was okay, it was missing something a spice. do you have an apple crisp recipe? check yours and find out what we missed by following the recipe. it was easy, it was quick to make with kids, but missing something.

The person that figures out what its missing gets fresh rosemary from me. No joke.


  1. Cinnamon, perhaps?? Can't be apple crisp without cinnamon, I think!

  2. Sorry I was typing it up in the dark without my eyeglasses. I added the cinnamon to which is part of the recipe. Good Try! What other spices do people use in apple crisp?

  3. Paula Dean's recipe uses cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom as well. And what about oats? All the apple crisps I know use some oats too.