autumn apple crisp

9 Oct

photo (25)The abundant apples of autumn inspire feelings of warmth, togetherness, and comfort.

An intrinsic sense of calm and positivity is called forth when baking with apples.

The anticipation of cutting into crisp apples, and transforming them into soft and sweet treats makes autumn that much better.

Not in the mood to make a whole apple pie? Try making these easy, fun, and delicious tasting apple crisps. If you don’t have those small oven-safe ramekins, you can use a loaf or muffin pan instead, and still get great results.

Let these little desserts inspire your fall season!

Here’s how: recipe adapted from epicurious

Serves 8 Prep Time: 10 Total Time: 1 hr

Ingredients:

Filling:

  • 4 lbs baking apples, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon

Topping:

  • 1 1/4 C rolled oats
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 coconut oil or butter
  • 3/4 C walnuts, chopped

Directions: 

1. Prep: Rinse, core and slice your apples. Set out all of your ingredients. Preheat oven to 375F. Set out ramekins, or alternatives and butter them (coconut oil works too).

2. Create filling and topping: In a big bowl mix together your filling ingredients, and in a separate bowl, mix together your topping ingredients.

3. Assemble and cook: Portion out the filling into your ramekins, then add toppings. Cook in the oven for 45-55 minutes, or until golden brown on top.

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